October 25, 2022
The officers involved in the below incident have been identified as Harbor Patrol Division Police Officer II Ray Garcia, Serial No. 44531, Police Officer II Manuel Fernandez, Serial No. 43246, Police Officer II Ryan Cordova, Serial No. 43968, and Police Officer II Monica Krolnik Campos, Serial No. 44018.
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) in Harbor Division.
On October 11, 2022 around 3:30 a.m., Harbor Patrol officers were conducting extra patrol in the area of North Banning Boulevard and East E Street. They observed a blue, GMC, pick-up truck south of their location. The vehicle accelerated and collided with a tree located on the traffic medium on East E Street. The officers responded to the site of the traffic collision to investigate. As they deployed to the scene of the collision, they observed that the vehicle was empty, and its occupant had fled. Upon broadcasting the vehicle license plate information, officers learned the vehicle was reported stolen. After a brief search of the area, officers located the suspect hiding in some nearby bushes. A foot pursuit ensued in which the suspect was chased from East E Street onto northbound Quay Avenue. At the end of the foot pursuit the suspect pointed a semi-automatic pistol at the pursuing officers, resulting in an Officer-Involved Shooting. Officers redeployed to nearby parked vehicles and radioed for help. The suspect sought cover behind a parked semi-truck trailer and fired several additional rounds at the officers. Approximately five minutes after the first OIS, the suspect pointed a firearm at the responding officers and second OIS occurred in which the suspect was struck by gunfire. Officers formed an arrest team and took the suspect into custody.
Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced the suspect deceased at scene. No officers were injured during the incident.
Numerous items of evidence were recovered near the suspect’s body which included a 9mmPlymer 80 semi-automatic “Ghost Gun” pistol, one ten round magazine, a loaded Rossi stainless steel .38 caliber revolver with three spent casings and two live rounds in the cylinder, and (2) 9mm spent casings. Additionally, the suspect was carrying a satchel during the OIS that contained a loaded J22, .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol, and additional .38 caliber and .22 caliber ammunition.
LAPD’s specialized Force Investigation Division responded to the scene and are investigating this Officer-Involved Shooting.
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. Representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Inspector General responded to the scene.