Officer-Involved Shooting Occurs When Suspect Points a Gun at Detectives NR10332SF

June 29, 2010

Los Angeles:  Last Thursday around 11:40 in the morning, an officer-involved-shooting occurred after a serial robbery suspect pointed a gun at Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives.

On June 24, 2010, detectives from the Department’s Robbery Homicide Division, Special Investigation Section, were conducting surveillance on a possible suspect involved in a series of armed robberies.  The robberies took place at several check cashing businesses in LAPD’s West Valley Area.  

The surveillance team followed the suspect, 22-year-old Emmanuel Bracy, to a Check ‘N Go business located in the 12900 block of Foothill Boulevard in the City of San Fernando. The suspect entered the business, committed an armed robbery and drove away from the location.  

Soon after, a member of the surveillance team spoke with a check cashing business employee and confirmed that an armed robbery had occurred.  The detective informed the other surveillance team members and together they followed the suspect to the 12300 block of Osborne Street.  Detectives Carl Worrell, 20 years, seven months with the LAPD, Donald Walthers, 20 years, four months with the Department, Richard Guzman, 17 years with the Department, and Randy Rico, 28 years, five months with the LAPD, initiated a vehicle containment technique to apprehend the suspect.  The suspect pointed a hand gun at the detectives and an officer-involved shooting occurred.

The suspect was injured by multiple gunshots and transported by rescue ambulance to a local hospital where he remains recuperating from his injuries.  No police personnel were injured during the incident.

The LAPD Force Investigation Division responded to the incident and is handling the officer-involved shooting investigation.