Officer-Involved Shooting in Southeast Division NR14102nv

March 7, 2014

April 2, 2014

The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as Police Officer II Jonathan Vander Lee.

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Southeast area officers encountered a man with a gun, resulting in an officer involved shooting.

On March 6, 2014, just before 5:00 p.m., officers from Southeast Division were patrolling in the area of 97th Street and San Pedro Avenue due to two earlier drive-by shootings, one of which resulted in a homicide.

The officers approached a male Black in his early 20’s to the rear of the location who was armed with a weapon and an officer involved shooting occurred.

The suspect was struck and transported to a local hospital where he was reported to be in surgery. No officers were injured.

A weapon was recovered at the scene of the shooting.

Los Angeles Police Department Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the incident and will be handling the investigation of the officer-involved shooting.

The investigation will ultimately be reviewed by the Chief of Police, Office of the Inspector General and The 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 is asked 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.