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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Man Points Gun at Officers NR13496ne

November 20, 2013

Updated: The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as Police Officer III Jesse Drenchkhahn.

November 20, 2013

Los Angeles: On Saturday, August 3, 2013, around 10:00 a.m., Newton Area Patrol officers responded to a radio call of a "415 Man with a gun" at the 100 block of West 57th Street. When the officers arrived they met with the suspect's brother and neighbor. Both advised that the suspect had pointed a gun at the next door neighbor and they directed the officers to the suspects' location, in front of 121 West 57th Street.

The officers went back toward 121 West 57th Street and observed the suspect standing in the doorway of the residence. The officers exited their vehicle and attempted to get the suspect to exit the residence. During the conversation the officer observed a blue steel revolver on the ashtray next to the suspect. The officer ordered the suspect to raise his hands and not touch the gun. The suspect failed to comply with the officer's verbal commands and grabbed the revolver and pointed it at the officer resulting in an officer involved shooting. The suspect Vincent Keith Jackson retreated into the residence and fired at the officers. The suspect briefly barricaded himself inside the residence and later surrendered without incident.

Upon taking the suspect into custody, it was determined that Jackson had gunshot wounds. Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported the suspect to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The officers were not injured during the incident.

Jackson was booked for attempt 187 PC (Attempt murder on a Police Officer). A search warrant was served on the suspect's residence and a revolver was recovered.

Force Investigation Division responded to the incident and will conduct a thorough investigation of the officer-involved shooting.

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 Department's 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 about this incident is urged 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.