Officer-Involved Shooting in Foothill NR14134nv

April 7, 2014

April 10, 2014


The officers involved in the below incident have been identified as Police Officers II Oscar Martin and Jacob Wood.

Los Angeles:  On Friday, April 4, 2014, around 4:00 p.m., Foothill Patrol Division officers responded to a radio call of a “Man with Mental Illness, Attempt Suicide with a Knife”, at the 9000 block of Breidt Avenue.

Upon arrival the officers encountered a male Hispanic in his 20’s armed with a knife.  In an attempt to subdue the suspect officers deployed their department approved taser. The suspect appeared unaffected by the taser and ran to a nearby backyard where he confronted officers with a knife, at which time an officer-involved-shooting occurred.  

Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics responded to the location but despite life-saving efforts, the suspect died as a result of his injuries at scene.  No officers were injured.

A knife was recovered at the scene of the shooting.

Los Angeles Police Department Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the incident and will be handling the 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.