Suspect Points Loaded Gun at Officers after Trying to Escape NR11253rf

June 3, 2011


The officer involved in the OIS is Police Officer Bradley Nielson. He has been with the Los Angeles Police Department for 8 years and 11 months.

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department 77th Division patrol officers investigating an assault encountered an armed suspect who pointed a gun at them after trying to get away.

On June 1, 2011, shortly after 5:30 p.m., officers went to the 6200 block of 4th Avenue in connection with a radio call about a man who was suspected of committing an assault with a deadly weapon.  They were also informed that the suspect might be armed. At the location, they met briefly with a witness who directed the officers to a driveway in the 6300 block of 4th Avenue where suspect Maurice Miles, a 31-year-old Black male, was standing.

The officers attempted to detain and question Miles, but he suddenly ran from them and then pointed a loaded handgun at them on two separate occasions, resulting in an officer-involved shooting.  Miles continued to run away; so officers established a perimeter, and the suspect was eventually located and arrested in the perimeter with assistance from the Department’s K-9 Unit. Officers also recovered the suspect’s loaded revolver.

Miles was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released for canine-related injuries. No officers were injured during the incident, and neither the suspect nor the officers were hit by gunfire.

LAPD Force Investigation Division (FID) detectives are investigating the officer-involved shooting, and detectives from the Department’s 77th Division are conducting an assault- and burglary-related investigation of the incident.  Additionally, the FID Criminal Apprehension Team is investigating the suspect’s crime against the officers.