The officers involved in the below incident have been identified as Police Officer II Eduardo Guillen, Serial No. 42367, and Police Officer II Oscar Granillo, Serial No. 42366, both officers are assigned to Topanga Division.
**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 Police Department’s (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) that occurred in a Topanga Division neighborhood early Monday morning.
On April 9, 2018, around 10:15 a.m., Topanga Division uniformed officers went in pursuit of a cold plated, brown, Ford Explorer SUV, that was “Lo-Jack” equipped. During the pursuit, the suspect (later identified as 29-year old Daniel Joseph Carver) exited the vehicle and fled on foot. The officers initiated a foot pursuit and chased Carver into the north/south alley, just west of the 6500 block of Corbin Avenue. Carver produced a revolver and fired several shots at the officers, which resulted in an Officer-Involved-Shooting. The officers fired their police service weapons striking Carver, causing him to fall to the ground. Carver was taken into custody without further incident.
Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) paramedics responded to the scene and provided Carver with emergency medical treatment. Unfortunately, he did not respond to the medical treatment and was pronounced deceased at scene by LAFD paramedics.
Carver’s revolver, which contained six spent casings was located at scene and booked as evidence.
During this incident, one of the involved officers was shot in the left leg and transported to a local hospital where he was admitted for his injury and listed in stable condition. The second involved officer was also transported and treated for minor arm abrasions, a shoulder injury and was eventually released. Fortunately, no pedestrians were injured during the initial shots fired or as a result of this incident.
LAPD’s specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General responded and monitored the on-scene investigation.
The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with LAPD’s policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation, evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officers(s) was reasonable.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to call the LAPD at any of the following numbers: