Officer-Involved Shooting in Southeast Division NRF034-24ma

July 5, 2024

**The following information is based on a preliminary and 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 analyzed**

 

Los Angeles: Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) that occurred in Southeast Division.

On July 3, 2024, around 9:00 p.m., Southeast Area uniformed patrol officers initiated a traffic stop on a white, four door sedan at Broadway and Rosecrans Avenue. The suspect’s vehicle initially began to accelerate away but stopped suddenly on Broadway north of Rosecrans Avenue. Before officers could exit the police vehicle, the suspect, armed with a fully automatic weapon, fired at officers without warning. An Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) occurred when one officer returned fire.

The suspect fled the scene in the vehicle. It is unknown if the suspect was struck by gunfire. Officers attempted to follow the suspect’s vehicle for approximately 200 yards but lost sight of the vehicle in the area of 135th Street and Broadway.

Both officers sustained cuts and scratches from glass fragments caused by the suspects rounds striking the police vehicle windshield, with one officer receiving two graze wounds to his head.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel transported the officers to a local hospital where they were treated for their injuries and released the following morning.

Numerous rifle casings from the suspect’s weapon were recovered from the scene.

No other officers or citizens were injured during the incident.

Force Investigation Division (FID) and Robbery Homicide Division (RHD) investigators responded to the scene and are investigating this incident.