Los Angeles: On September 8, 2014, around 2:00 a.m., 77th Division officers responded to a radio call of “Domestic Violence” in the 1100 block of West 81st Place. When the officers arrived at the location, they heard a loud dispute. Officers then saw the suspect, later identified as Alphonse Perkins shooting into the location. Perkins turned toward the officers, pointed a handgun in their direction, and an officer-involved shooting occurred.
Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced the suspect dead at the scene.
No officers were injured and a handgun was recovered at the scene of the shooting.
Los Angeles Police Department Force Investigation Division (FID) detectives responded to the incident and are conducting a thorough investigation of the officer-involved shooting.
The investigation will ultimately be reviewed by the Chief of Police, Office of the Inspector General and The Board of Police Commissioners for compliance with the Department’s use-of-force policy which states that an officer’s use-of-force actions must be objectively reasonable. Additionally, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division will conduct a comprehensive review of the facts of the officer-involved shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call Force Investigation Division at (213) 486-5230. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.