June 30, 2023
The officers involved in the below incident have been identified as 77th Division Police Officer III Hooman Nafissi, Serial #40832 and 77th Division Police Officer II James Harvey, Serial #41808.
The officers involved in the below incident have been identified as 77th Division Police Officer III Hooman Nafissi, Serial #40832, 77th Division Police Officer III Cody Ramaekers, Serial #42009 and 77th Division Police Officer II James Harvey, Serial #41808.
June 29, 2023
Correction in direction…Meadows was walking west toward an occupied, open business while firing multiple rounds from a handgun.
**The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) that occurred in 77th Division.
On June 28, 2023, around 12:48 a.m., 77th Street Division uniformed officers conducted a traffic stop on a black 2016 Lexus in the rear parking lot of a Jack in the Box, located in the 7200 block of South Western Avenue. As the officers conducted their investigation with the lone male occupant of the vehicle, the officers heard multiple gunshots coming from a strip mall directly south of them. The officers saw a male, later identified as 44-year-old Michael Meadows, through a short, wrought iron fence separating the two properties. Meadows was walking east toward an occupied, open business while firing multiple rounds from a handgun. The officers immediately engaged Meadows resulting in an OIS. Meadows was struck by gunfire causing him to drop the firearm and fall to the ground. Meadows was subsequently pronounced deceased at scene by the Los Angeles Fire Department personnel.
A 9mm semiautomatic “Ghost Gun” firearm, equipped with a threaded barrel sound suppressor capability and an empty six round Glock magazine was recovered at scene. No officers or civilians were injured during this incident. The traffic stop was unrelated to the OIS and the driver of the vehicle was not injured.
Photograph of the firearm recovered at scene
The LAPD’s specialized Force Investigation Division responded to the scene, interviewed witnesses, and supervised the collection of evidence by the Forensic Science Division personnel. The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police, the Board of Police Commissioners, and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with LAPD’s policies and procedures.