July 2, 2014
Updated: The officers involved in below incident have been identified as Police Officer III Cliff Chu, Serial No. 33547, Linda Travis, Serial No. 23799 and Jason Schwab, Serial No. 34995.
Los Angeles: On June 25, 2014 at approximately 7:10 p.m., Southwest Area Patrol officers responded to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall.
Upon the officers’ arrival, a security guard described a shoplifting suspect that had entered the mall. When confronted by a security guard the Suspect produced a firearm and fired an unknown number of shots at the security guard and fled the location. The security guard was not injured. Suspect was subsequently located in a residence near the 3700 block of Santa Rosalia Dr. A perimeter was established and K9 responded to the scene. A subsequent search by K9 officers resulted in the suspect being located. As K9 officers attempted to take the suspect into custody, an officer involved shooting ensued at approximately 8:45 p.m.
The suspect was transported to Cedar Sinai Hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.
There were no injuries to the involved officers.
Force Investigation Division detectives are investigating 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.