November 11, 2015
**The following information is based on a preliminary, 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 incident may change as the investigation continues and additional evidence is collected and analyzed.** Los Angeles: On September 10, 2015, around 8:45 a.m., an Assault with a Deadly Weapon (ADW) occurred in Van Nuys Area. During that incident, the suspect fired a semiautomatic pistol at a male victim. Detectives began an investigation and were able to identify the suspect as Jose David Granados and his vehicle, which was used during the incident, as a Chevrolet Suburban. Subsequently, this information was disseminated through multiple crime broadcasts over Valley Bureau frequencies.
Around 1:40 p.m., two detectives assigned to Foothill Area, driving an unmarked police vehicle, were in the area of Roscoe Boulevard and the Hollywood Freeway. Detectives were investigating a crime unrelated to the ADW. They observed Granados driving his Chevrolet Suburban and began to follow him while broadcasting their observations and location.
Granados made a U-turn and drove in the direction of the detectives. Detective Bruce Oakley, Serial No. 27238, saw Granados point a semi-automatic pistol at his partner and an officer involved shooting occurred. Granados was not struck by gunfire and he fled from the location in his vehicle. Granados was apprehended by police units responding to the area.
A semiautomatic pistol, believe to be the one Granados pointed at the detective, was found about two blocks from location of the officer involved shooting. No officers were injured.
Force Investigation Division investigators 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.