September 30, 2014
Update: The officer involved in the below incident have been identified as Police Officer II Alejandro Diaz, Serial No.35890. Officer Diaz is assigned to Newton Division’s Gang Impact Team.
Los Angeles: On September 17, 2014, around 5:20 p.m., officers from Hollenbeck Division received a radio call of a man with a gun in the area of State Street and Marengo Street at the gas station.
When the officers arrived at the call, they were told by witnesses that the suspect had a gun and that he fled south toward the freeway overpass on State Street near the 101 freeway. The officers located the suspect, about one block from the gas station, as he walked south along the sidewalk. As the officers approached the suspect, they observed the suspect armed with a dark colored handgun and an officer involved shooting occurred.
The suspect was struck during the shooting and was transported to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition. No officers were injured during the incident.
A replica semi-automatic handgun was recovered from the scene of the shooting.
Force Investigation Division responded to the incident and will conduct a thorough investigation of the officer-involved-shooting.
The investigation will ultimately be reviewed by the Chief of Police, the Office of the Inspector General and Board of Police Commissioners for compliance with the Departments 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.