Officer-Involved-Shooting in Harbor Division

**The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department's understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved-Shooting (OIS) that occurred in the Harbor Gateway area on Sunday night.

On Sunday, November 11, 2018, around 10:25 p.m., Metropolitan Division officers were traveling south on Halldale Avenue, near the Normandale Recreation Center. They heard possible gunfire in the area and drove up the apron of a driveway that led to the south parking lot of the recreation center. The officers observed two male Hispanic suspects walk from around a gymnasium building in their direction. At least one round fired by the suspects struck the police vehicle. Both officers exited and returned fire from behind their respective doors. One suspect was struck by gunfire and was taken into custody without incident. His weapon was recovered at scene. The second suspect fled the area and is still outstanding. It is unknown if the outstanding suspect was struck by gunfire. The suspect was booked for Attempted Murder of a Police Officer.

The gunshots originally heard by the officers were later determined to be related to an Assault With a Deadly Weapon (ADW) shooting that occurred on the opposite side of the gymnasium building. The two suspects allegedly approached a male and female Hispanic and fired several rounds in their direction. The female victim was struck in the lower leg and was transported to a local hospital.

Neither officer was injured during the incident.

Investigative efforts to identify the outstanding suspect are still ongoing and are being conducted by the Force Investigation Division Criminal Apprehension Team

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General responded and monitored the crime scene investigation.

The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with LAPD's policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officers(s) was reasonable.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to call the LAPD at any of the following numbers:
• During business hours at (213) 486-5230;
• During non-business hours or on weekends at (877)-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247);
• Anonymously 24-hours a day to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or by texting "LAPD" and your tip to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S); or
• Online at www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.


Suspect Sexually Assaults Victim While She Slept

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a brazen sexual assault suspect.

On November 4, 2018, around 5:00 a.m., the victim was asleep in her apartment located in the 1800 block of Sunset Boulevard. The suspect utilized the fire escape to access the victim's bedroom window. The suspect then pried the window open, entered the bedroom and sexually assaulted the victim. The victim woke up and pushed the suspect away. After the assault, the suspect exited through the front door.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, black hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 5inches tall, 150 pounds, and is between 19-25 years of age with a clean shave. He was wearing a green jacket with an unknown logo on the front, dark pants, and black Adidas shoes.





Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Departments Robbery-Homicide Division at (213) 486-6910. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Arrest Announcement of Michael Avenatti

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department West Los Angeles Detectives have arrested Mr. Michael Avenatti

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 2:05 p.m., Michael Avenatti, 47-year-old resident of Los Angeles was placed under arrest, Booking # 5473086, for 273. 5 (a) PC Intimate Partner Violence at the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Avenatti was booked for the above-mentioned charge on November 14, 2018, at 3:44 p.m., with bail amount set for $50,000.00

The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney for prosecution.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call West Los Angeles Area Detectives at 310-444-1580. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Robbery Suspects Wanted

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division detectives are seeking the public's assistance to identify five suspects who committed an armed robbery.

On September 21, 2018, around 2:30 a.m., Van Nuys officers responded to a robbery call near the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Van Nuys Boulevard. Five suspects left a local restaurant, walking past the victim as they exited. Three of the suspects returned, wearing hooded sweatshirts and approached the victim who was still inside the restaurant.

One suspect pointed a handgun at the victim while the second and third suspects removed the victim's property. After taking the victim's property, the three suspects entered a 2012-2014 white four-door Mercedes-Benz C-Class, driven by the fourth suspect, and fled the scene.

The fifth suspect was in a 2013-2017 white Infiniti QX70 (SUV), which was parked across the street from the awaiting white Mercedes-Benz during the robbery.

After the three suspects fled the scene in the white Mercedes-Benz, the white Infiniti SUV also fled the scene behind the white Mercedes-Benz.

The suspects are five male Blacks, 20-25 years-of-age.
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The involved 2 vehicles are described as follows:

The first vehicle is a 2012-2014 white Mercedes-Benz C-Class four-door with tinted windows.

The second vehicle is a 2013-2017 white Infiniti QX70 (SUV) with black wheels and tinted windows.

Anyone with information about the incident, especially the location or identity of the suspect, is asked to call Van Nuys Division Detective Cheun at 818-374-0081. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.
 


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Los Angeles: The family of Gabriel Portillocampos and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Person's Unit are asking for the public's assistance in locating him.

On November 5, 2018, around 4:30 p.m., Gabriel was last seen at the bus stop at Martin Luther King Boulevard & Woodlawn Avenue in the City of Los Angeles. Gabriel Portillocampos is described as a 67-year-old male Hispanic with gray hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He was wearing an orange T-shirt, blue jeans, and what is described as a black Panama hat. He has not been seen or heard from since being reported missing and his family is extremely concerned for his safety. 
 
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If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Gabriel Portillocampos, please contact, Missing persons Unit at 213-996-1800. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Man Beaten and Left for Dead

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects responsible for killing a man.

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, around 9:10 p.m., Hollywood Division patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon" in the 1000 block of North Serrano Avenue. Upon arrival, officers were directed to an unresponsive male adult victim on the rooftop of an apartment building.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene. The death was caused by blunt force trauma.

Three male Hispanics, all wearing dark pants and no shirts, were seen walking away from the scene, south on Serrano Avenue.

The victim's name is being withheld, pending notification to next of kin.

Anyone with information is urged to call West Bureau Homicide detectives at 213-382-9470. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Pedestrian Struck and Killed By Hit and Run Driver

Northridge: The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a fatal hit and run, killing a 59-year-old woman.

On November 8th, 2018 at around 9:25 p.m., the woman was crossing northbound Devonshire Street east of Balboa Boulevard outside of a marked crosswalk. As she crossed northbound Devonshire Street, she was struck by a black sport sedan going eastbound Devonshire Street.

The driver of the black sport sedan failed to stop and render aid, as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries.

The victim is a resident of Lompoc, CA.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Investigator Takishita at 818-644-8116. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision.

On Saturday, November 10, 2018, at about 1:05 a.m., a fatal traffic collision, vehicle versus pedestrian, occurred on Virgil Avenue and 1st Street.

An unidentified vehicle traveling southbound on Virgil Avenue collided with a pedestrian, running southbound Virgil Avenue, outside of the marked cross walk.

The Los Angeles City Fire Department responded. The pedestrian did not survive his injuries and was pronounced dead at scene.

The hit and run driver did not stop or render aid to the pedestrian as required by law.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

In addition, the pedestrian has not been identified.

The investigation is on-going and no further details are available at this moment.

West Traffic Detective Section, is conducting the follow-up investigation and can be reached at 213-473-0234. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Koreatown: The Los Angeles Police Department and West Bureau Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting that left two people dead in Koreatown.

On Monday, November 12, 2018 at 4:20 a.m. LAPD Olympic Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 400 block of Western Avenue.

When the officers arrived, they located a locked and secured marijuana dispensary.

Officers contacted a female employee of the dispensary. The employee stated that she was inside the dispensary, along with several customers, when she heard shots fired in the waiting room. The employee said that she and the customers inside, fled the location through the back door.

Officers made entry and located two shooting victims in the waiting room who were later pronounced dead at the scene.

This is an active investigation and the victims have not been identified.

Anyone with information on this murder is encouraged to contact West Bureau Homicide, investigators at 213-382-9470. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters can also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers. 


Shooting on a Busy Freeway

Fatal Shooting on a Busy Freeway in the Boyle Heights Area

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Hollenbeck Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect responsible for killing a man.

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, around 5:55 a.m., a CHP officer observed a vehicle stopped along the left shoulder of the Soto Street on-ramp to the westbound 10 Freeway. The CHP officer stopped to investigate and discovered the motorist sitting in the driver's seat unresponsive with the motor running.

Hollenbeck officers responded to a radio call and were met by the Los Angeles Fire Department who had pronounced the victim dead at scene. The victim was driving westbound on the 10 Freeway at the Soto Street Exit, in a Toyota Corolla when he was shot by unknown suspect/s driving an unknown vehicle, possibly driving on the same freeway. The victim sustained a gunshot wound and died from his injuries at scene. The victim is described as a male Hispanic in his 50's.The motive for the shooting is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives Alvarez and Manriquez at (323) 342-8964. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.