Los Angeles: On Sunday April 13, 2014, around 3:40 p.m. Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Hollywood area officers responded to a vandalism radio call in the 5200 block of Sunset Boulevard, at the “99 Cent Store.” Prior to the officer’s arrival, the radio call was upgraded to a “415 Man with a Knife.”
When the officers arrived at the location, they observed the male suspect outside the store, still armed with a knife. The suspect confronted officers and an officer-involved-shooting occurred.
Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced the suspect dead at scene. No officers were injured.
A knife was recovered at scene.
Los Angeles Police Department Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the incident and will be handling the investigation of the officer-involved shooting.
The investigation will ultimately be reviewed by the Chief of Police, Office of the Inspector General and The 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 is asked 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.
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