Officer-Involved Shooting in Rampart NR13268ne

August 8, 2013

August 8, 2013

Updated: The officers involved in the below incident have been
identified as Police Officer III John Ferraro and Police Officer
III David Keortge.

August 7, 2013

Los Angeles: On Friday, July 26, 2013, around 5:40 a.m., Rampart
Area patrol officers responded to a “Burglary Suspect” there now
radio call at the 1700 block of James M Wood Boulevard. The
person reporting advised there was a female who was inside his
apartment refusing to leave. Once at scene, officers heard a
gunshot from inside of the apartment.

The suspect refused to exit the apartment. Rampart Patrol
officers secured the location and requested Metropolitan Division
officers for a barricaded suspect. The apartment building was

After a lengthy negotiation, the suspect exited the apartment
armed with a handgun. Metropolitan Division SWAT officers engaged
the suspect. An officer involved shooting ensued. The suspect was
struck once in the leg, went down to the ground and was taken
into custody. The suspect was then transported to a local
hospital where she was treated for her injury and listed in
stable condition.

A handgun was recovered from the scene and the suspect was
arrested for ‘ADW’ on a police officer.

Force Investigation Division responded to the incident and will
conduct a thorough investigation of the officer-involved

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 Department’s 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 about this incident is urged 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,
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