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Los Angeles: An unidentified suspect pointing a gun at officers is still outstanding after a long search early Sunday morning.

On September 23, 2007, at about 3:25 a.m., officers were patrolling the Oakwood area of Pacific Division when they heard what they believed to be shots fired.  A short time later, the officers heard a radio call of "Shots Fired" in the area of 6th Avenue and Broadway Avenue.  The officers responded to the area but were unable to locate any suspects or any evidence of shots fired. 

The officers continued to patrol the area and were at the 600 block of San Juan Avenue when Officer Bambrick observed a male Black suspect dressed in dark clothing with a black bandana tied across his face. 

The officers stopped, exited their police car and attempted to make contact with the suspect.  The suspect ran over two fences landing to the rear of the 600 block of San Juan Avenue.  As the officers entered the rear courtyard area, the suspect stumbled and pointed a handgun in the officer's direction.  An officer-involved shooting occurred and the suspect ran over another block wall and escaped eastbound in the rear alley.

During a search conducted by Metropolitan Division K9 officers, the suspect's handgun was recovered.

No officers were injured during the officer-involved shooting, it is unknown if the suspect was hit by the officer's gunfire. 

Officer Bambrick, 36, has been with the Department for 9 years and 8 months.

Force Investigation Division personnel responded and are investigating the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pacific Division Detectives at 310-482-6313.
On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).


Hey Bambrick, in 4 months you get short vacation. More time for you to practice your sight alignment, j/k. Glad you and your partner are alright. Stay safe.

The (anti) Police Commission will now find Banbrick's tactics out of policy.

They will say that he shouldn't have pursued an armed gunman.

The P.C. wants a perimeter set up for anyone suspected of running with a gun. Divisional training will be administered.

It's a kindler, gentler LAPD now.

Mr Centurion. I assume you don't know policy or procedures of the LAPD. If you are a police officer, learn them. The Commission only assepts or denies the recomendations made by the Use of Force Review Division and the Cheif of Police. It is U.O.F. that makes those recomendations only after an extensive investigation and a hearing. As a Police Officer, if you want to make a difference why don't you volunteer as a peer person in the hearings. I take it you have never been one. There you will see the exact actions of the officers and you will have an equal voice in the hearing (as the command staff). I encourage you to get involved if you feel so strongly about these issues. I have been a peer person and I have been the cause of many incidents comming back in policy.

Don't blame our stupidity on the Commission. If we do the right thing we will be fine. But if we mess up, stand by.

In case you did not know, or don't know enough about the Commission, we have a new Commission President. Mr. Pacheco is nothing like Mr. Mack.

Officer Bambrick I'm glad your OK and I'm sure you'll be fine. If I get selected to be your peer, be sure that I will fight for you. Based on this article, you did nothing wrong.

Centurion, do your homework before you jump to conclusions.

I agree with you, in the know.

Apparently the PC doesn't realize that due to call load and minimum deployment, a perimeter means the suspect will most likely get away.

Especially if it is early morning (as in this case) 3-6 am, when everyone in the city is submarining at the station.

Dang True, Centurion said that he was j/k, lighten up. They may be buddies and that was something they do. Looks like you need to be next on that vacation list!!! Just a thought...

True's comments were directed at In the Know, not Centurion. Signatures appear at the bottom of the posting, not the top.

To "True," LOL, you need glasses. Stay safe. :o)

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