Man Wounded in Officer-Involved Shooting

June 9, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A young man was wounded this afternoon in an officer-involved shooting in Montecito Heights and a handgun was recovered at the scene.

No officers were injured in the shooting that occurred about 3:45 p.m. in the 4400 block of Turquoise Street, according LAPD Officer Mike Lopez.

The suspect was taken to a hospital, but his condition was not immediately available, Lopez said.

Police told reporters at the scene that the man is 18 years old.

Lopez said officers in the area tried to make a pedestrian stop prior to the shooting.

It’s unclear why they wanted to stop the young man.

A handgun was located at the scene, Lopez said.

Off-Duty LAPD Officer Wounds ‘Armed Suspect’ In Montecito Heights

December 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

An armed man who allegedly confronted an off-duty LAPD officer today in the Montecito Heights area of Los Angeles was critically wounded in an officer-involved shooting, police said.

The shooting occurred at 2:41 a.m. in the 500 block of Wheeling Way, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Ricardo Hernandez.

The 500 block of Wheeling Way in Montecito Heights was closed off Monday morning following an officer involved shooting.  (EGP photo by Nancy Martinez)

The 500 block of Wheeling Way in Montecito Heights was closed off Monday morning following an officer involved shooting. (EGP photo by Nancy Martinez)

The officer who opened fire was off-duty at the time and not injured, Hernandez said. The suspect was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The officer was “securing his vehicle” when the shooting occurred, LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery said.

“It was at that time, while he was at his vehicle, he was confronted by an armed male suspect, and an officer-involved shooting followed,” Montgomery said.

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