Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations West Bureau Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting resulting in the death of individual who is currently unidentified.
On August 7, 2023, around 3 p.m., Hollywood Patrol Officers responded to an Assault with a Deadly Weapon in progress at a grocery store near the 5400 block of Hollywood Boulevard. When officers arrived, they were summoned by a uniformed security guard who was performing first aid on a shooting victim.
The security guard informed officers that he shot the individual as the result of an armed confrontation. The wounded individual had armed themselves with a screwdriver and attempted to assault him. The wounded individual was transported by Los Angeles Fire Department personnel to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Anyone that may have information that might aid in this investigation is asked to contact Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide at (213) 382-9470. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to (213) 972-2971 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.