Los Angeles: On Wednesday, January 21th around 1:30 a.m., Southwest uniformed patrol officers were conducting extra patrol in the area of 52nd Street and Manhattan Place. The officers observed a group of individuals when a citizen flagged the officers down to inform them that someone in the group was armed with a gun.
When the officers approached the group, four suspects got into a vehicle, described as an Infinity SUV and fled. A short pursuit ensued until the suspect’s vehicle collided into two parked vehicles.
The driver and one passenger ignored the officer’s commands to surrender and ran. Officers chased after the suspects at which time, the driver pointed a gun in their direction, and an officer involved shooting occurred. Officers then established a perimeter and the passenger was taken into custody. The driver and remaining passengers remain outstanding.
The officer involved in the above incident has been identified as Police Officer III John Carlyle, Serial No. 36156, from Southwest Area. No officers were injured during this incident.
Force Investigation Division responded to the incident and will conduct a thorough investigation.
The investigation will ultimately be reviewed by the Chief of Police, the Office of the Inspector General and Board of Police Commissioners for compliance with the Departments use-of-force policy which states that an officer’s use-of-force actions must be objectively reasonable. Additionally, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division will conduct a comprehensive review of the facts of the officer-involved-shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call Force Investigation Division at 213-486-5230. 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.