Officer Involved Shooting in South Los Angeles NRF063-16bm

October 3, 2016

November 23, 2016


The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as
Police Officer III Leovardo Guillen, Serial No. 38355.

October 4, 2016 NRF063-16ma


At Chief of Police Charlie Beck’s direction, we are sharing
surveillance video depicting a portion of the foot pursuit prior to
the officer involved shooting that occurred in the 77th Street Area
on Saturday, October 1st, 2016. While the Los Angeles Police
Department has a long standing practice of not releasing video
evidence pending administrative and criminal investigations, the
Chief is exercising his discretion to release video in the interest
of public safety.

**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 facts and
circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and

Los Angeles: On October 1, 2016,
around 12:58 p.m., LAPD officers from Metropolitan Division
observed a vehicle with paper plates and attempted to conduct an
investigative traffic stop. For some reason, that vehicle failed to
yield and the officers broadcasted that they were in pursuit of a
possible stolen vehicle. Near the intersection of 106th Street and
Western Avenue, the vehicle stopped and two male Black suspects
exited and fled on foot in different directions. The officers
focused their attention on one of the suspects and went in foot
pursuit of that suspect. The officers chased the suspect to the
rear of a residence in the 1700 block of 107th Street, at which
time an officer involved shooting occurred.

Paramedics responded and pronounced the suspect dead at

No officers were injured and a handgun was recovered at

LAPD’s specialized Force Investigation Division is conducting a
thorough investigation of the officer-involved shooting which will
be presented to the Chief of Police and the Board of Police
Commissioners to determine whether the use of deadly force and
tactics employed by the officers complied with LAPD’s policies and
procedures. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office will also
review the evidence collected during the investigation to determine
whether any criminal laws were violated.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged
to call the LAPD 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 the
LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go
directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get
Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly,
tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and
select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program