K9 Hobbs here...I hope your day has been as rewarding as mine. I’ve spent the day seeing all the smiling faces at Union Station, doing their part on #EarthDay by taking advantage of today’s free rides on @metrolink and @metrolosangeles.
Around 6:40am ofcrs from Southeast Division respond to a call of a family dispute with shots fired in the 16700 Block of S. Denver Ave. As ofcrs were responding there was additional info that the suspect was in the intersection of Figueroa & Gardena Blvd with a firearm. As ofcrs arrived at that intersection there was an Officer-Involved Shooting. The suspect was struck by gunfire & pronounced deceased at scene. It appears as though the suspect fired at the ofcrs. There is a bullet hole in the passenger door of the police car & a firearm at scene Fortunately, no officers or other community members were injured during this incident. Investigators will review video footage and interview witnesses to determine the sequence of events immediately prior to and during the Officer-Involved Shooting.
On Saturday night around 9:10 p.m., officers assigned to the LAPD Newton Gang Enforcement Detail attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of 51st St and Long Beach. The vehicle stopped and the sole occupant of the vehicle exited and ran from the officers. The officers chased the man and after about 100-150 yards another man appeared, armed with a firearm, and there was an exchange of gunfire between an officer and the suspect. Both the suspect and officer were struck and taken to local hospitals for medical treatment. The officer is in stable condition. There was a search for the driver who fled from officers. The search was discontinued after investigators reviewed evidence which led them to believe the suspect who was shot was the one who shot the officer; although investigators are still trying to identify the driver of the vehicle. The driver is described as a male Black, 6’2”, 180 lbs. There was a firearm recovered at scene. We also want to take a moment to give thanks to our public safety partners who responded to this incident — a heartwarming reminder that when we work together, we’re most effective.
On this Easter Sunday, we want to wish all of you a safe, fun and Happy Easter. As always, we will be out there should you need us — photos with bunnies included.
LAPD Mounted Unit Officer with a fire helmet and a @losangelesfiredepartment Firefighter with a cowboy hat — who wore it best?
Front and center Sergeant Muniz. You gave this city 30 years of hard work. 30 years of working nights, weekends and holidays. For that, we say thank you. We will miss you, but you’ve earned your retirement. Enjoy it Sir.
“I did it!” Yes you did — and you can do a lot more. We believe in you. We believe in all of your youth.
This violent collision, which left two people with severe injuries, was caused by someone speeding up to try and beat the red light according to witnesses. Please slow down and drive safe — it’s not worth the risk to you or others.
Good investigative work by the LAPD Devonshire Gang Unit resulted in a search warrant operation during which a convicted felon was found to be in possession of these two firearms. Just some of the 24/7 police work going on day in and day out to help keep everyone safe.