May 31, 2022 NRF019-2ne
The officers involved in the below incident have been identified as Police Officer II Alfonso Aguiar, Serial No. 43390 and Police Officer II Efrain Ibarra, Serial No. 43802 both assisgned to Newton Patrol.
**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 Newton Division.
On May 23, 2022, around 6:40 p.m., Newton Patrol officers were in the 2200 block of Washington Boulevard when they saw a man armed with a gun running east on the sidewalk. The suspect, later identified as 18-year-old Anthony Lamont, ran north in a driveway, pointed his handgun at the officers and fired; resulting in an Officer-Involved Shooting. Lamont continued running and, while still armed with the handgun climbed on top of a large shipping container.
A perimeter was established and Metropolitan Division K-9 and SWAT personnel responded. Lamont surrendered to officers.
A handgun was located and recovered by investigators.
Lamont was not struck by gunfire and no officers were injured during the incident.
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.