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 evacuated.
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 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 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 www.LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.