West Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department West Los Angeles Division has taken a male adult into custody after standoff.
On November 26, 2022 at 3:00 p.m., LAPD West Los Angeles Division officers responded to a radio call near the area of Beverlywood Street and Garth Avenue for a man under the freeway threatening passersby with a gun.
Upon officer’s arrival to the scene, they contacted the suspect who produced a handgun and pointed the gun to his own head. Officers tactically redeployed to safety and made attempts to establish dialogue with the suspect. Eventually the officers were successful and were able to communicate with the suspect to disarm himself.
Officers showed great restraint taking the suspect into custody safely and no one was injured.
A firearm was recovered, and investigation reveals the gun found was a replica pellet revolver.
The suspect who was taken into custody was placed under a mental evaluation hold at a local hospital.
If anyone has additional information we are asking to please call LAPD West Los Angeles Division at 310-444-0701. 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 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.