Violent Home Invasion Ends in Shooting NR19222dm

August 15, 2019

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Area are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for a home invasion that left one person shot.

On August 9, 2019, around 4:00 p.m., Central Area officers responded to an “ADW Shots Fired” radio call at a large multi-unit apartment complex located on the 600 block of South Spring Street. Upon arrival, they were led to a male victim lying on a sofa in the lobby suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital. After undergoing surgery, the victim is in stable condition.

The investigation revealed that the victim and a friend were in an apartment at the location when five male Blacks entered, pepper sprayed them, bound them, and ultimately shot the victim. The suspects remove an unknown quantity of cannabis and money, then fled the location. It is believed that the apartment where this occurred is part of an illegal cannabis enterprise. Detectives at scene recovered over 100 pounds of cannabis and a large quantity of concentrated cannabis oil.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Central Area Robbery detectives at 213-833-3750. 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 Tipsters may also visit 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.