Los Angeles: On February 19, 2016, around 8 p.m., Southeast patrol officers responded to a radio call of an “Assault with a Deadly Weapon shooting”, in the 1300 block of E. 111th Place. The 21-year-old victim was standing in a parking lot when unknown suspects in a black SUV drove near the victim. Suddenly, the rear passenger fired several rounds striking the victim who suffered several gunshot wounds. He was immediately transported to a local hospital by a private party.
The officers who are part of LAPD’s Community Safety Partnership Program, responded to the scene and wasted no time in searching for clues. The CSP officers reviewed camera footage from the area and were able to identify the suspect vehicle. Armed with the information about the suspect vehicle, they formulated a plan and conducted a follow-up investigation to the City of Compton where the vehicle was registered.
Upon arrival the officers spoke with the owner of the residence and registered owner of the vehicle and were able to obtain a consent search of the residence and vehicle.
Upon their search the officers were able to recover a gun and developed probable cause to detain three suspects. As the investigation continued one suspect was detained and two other suspects were arrested for the shooting. One of the suspects was confirmed to be a local gang member.
This great investigative work is just another great example of Los Angeles police officer who are invested in their profession. These fine officers engage with their community on a daily basis, and do what it takes to solve crimes and prevent future crimes through partnerships and building trust. Chief Charlie Beck said, “I am proud of these officers, who again have proven that our officers who work as part of the Community Safety Partnership Program are not only building relationships with our community, but solving crimes to help make our neighborhoods safe.”