Officer-Involved Shooting Occurs in Hollenbeck

By EGP News

LAPD officers were involved in an officer-involved shooting during a routine assignment in the Hollenbeck area.

On Nov. 15 around 8:05 p.m., two officers recognized as a known gang member and narcotic user, on the southeast corner of North Brittania and City View Streets. The man appeared to the officers to be under the influence of an unknown controlled substance.

The suspect refused to comply with orders to put his hands up, and a chase ensured, according to the LAPD. The suspect stopped in the 1900 block of City View Street, that’s when one of the officers in pursuit, believing the suspect was drawing a gun, shot the suspect, according to police. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to a local area hospital where he received medical treatment for the gunshot wounds. No officers were injured. No weapon was recovered at the scene, and the item police saw the suspect taking out of his waistband turned out to be a wallet, according to authorities.

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November 21, 2012  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.


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