Officer-Involved Shooting in Central Division NRF019-24ma

April 21, 2024

April 25, 2024 NRF019-24ma

On Thursday, April 25, 2024, the Chief of Police authorized the release of the sergeant’s name who was involved in an OIS that occurred on Thursday, April 18, 2024. The involved Central Area sergeant is Sergeant I Mark Carbonell, Serial No. 37021.


**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) in Central Division.

On April 18, 2024, around 2:20 p.m., Central Area Resources Enhancement Services Enforcement Team (RESET) uniformed officers responded to a radio call of a female possibly being sexually assaulted in the area of San Pedro Street and 6th Street. Upon their arrival, the officers determined the possible suspect was no longer at the location and requested a RESET supervisor to their location. As the officers continued their investigation and were standing near their police vehicle, an individual, later identified as 32-year-old Kyle Harpt, approached within several feet of the officers while holding a knife in his right hand. Moments later, Harpt suddenly ran toward the RESET supervisor while raising the knife, resulting in an Officer-Involved Shooting.

Harpt was struck by gunfire and collapsed on the sidewalk. Los Angeles Fire Department personnel happened to already be in the area and began rendering aid. Harpt was transported to a local hospital, where he received medical treatment and was listed in stable condition. Harpt was not the suspect in the sexual assault and had no connection to the radio call the officers were investigating. Harpt was booked for 664/187(a)PC, Attempt Murder.

No officers or other community members were injured during this incident.

An eight-inch folding knife with a three-and-a-half-inch blade was recovered at the scene.

Force Investigation Division (FID) investigators responded to the scene and are investigating this incident.