The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as Foothill Division Police Officer II Michael Proni, Serial No. 41589.
**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: Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) in Foothill Division.
On July 21, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., Foothill Division uniformed Gang Enforcement Detail (GED) Officers were conducting patrol in the area of 7800 Radford Avenue, officers observed a known gang member exiting the passenger side of a parked vehicle in the front driveway of a residence in the 7000 Radford Avenue. When officers attempted to conduct a pedestrian stop on the suspect, he appeared to be holding a firearm.
An Officer-Involved-Shooting (OIS) occurred, the suspect fled through the side yard of the residence to an unknown location. A perimeter was established, and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) personnel responded to the scene to assist in apprehending the suspect. After a thorough search it was discovered the suspect had escaped the area.
The suspect was later identified as 37-year-old Ramon Mosqueda, a resident of Los Angeles.
No officers, victims, or bystanders were injured during this incident.
A black L-Shaped butane lighter was recovered at scene.
LAPD’s specialized Force Investigation Division responded to the scene and interviewed witnesses and supervised the collection of evidence by the Forensic Science Division.
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. Additionally, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation, evidence collected, and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officer was reasonable.