Officer-Involved Shooting in Panorama City NR10130rf

March 19, 2010

Los Angeles:  Last night, two Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Mission Area officers encountered an armed suspect, resulting in an officer-involved shooting.

Yesterday evening at about 7:15 p.m. in Panorama City, officers responded to a call for service at a residence in the 14200 block of Community Street where a battery suspect was located.

Upon arrival, the officers were directed to a detached structure at the back of the house where they encountered a man armed with a semi-automatic handgun.  When the suspect reached for his weapon, an officer-involved shooting occurred.  The suspect was struck in the upper torso and then taken into custody.  No officers were injured during the incident.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel transported the suspect to a local hospital where he died in surgery.  

The LAPD Force Investigation Division is investigating the officer-involved shooting.