【LAPD officers responded to a shooting incident】
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On April 27th, around 12:55 a.m. , Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers responded to a shooting incident at Figueroa/ Exposition in Southwest Patrol Division. They found a male adult who had been shot at and sustained a graze wound to the head. The victim is expected to survive his injuries. The suspect was described as a male in a white Jeep Cherokee. That information was sent to all patrol units.
Around 1:05 a.m., a shooting occurred near 28th St / Figueroa where a male adult was shot in his car. He was pronounced deceased at scene.
Around 1:25 a.m., a male motorist was shot at 7th Stand Figueroa. The male was pronounced dead at scene.
The suspect’s vehicle in all three shootings was similar and that information was broadcast to all units.
Officers from Transit Services Division saw the vehicle near Washington and Maple. The suspect fled resulting in a lengthy vehicle pursuit on several freeways. The car became disabled after spike strips were used and stopped on the WB 91 Freeway at the Raymond overpass in Fullerton.
SWAT responded to assist due to the barricaded suspect. They initiated negotiations but this was not successful since suspect refused to submit to arrest. The suspect fired a weapon at the officers, resulting in an officer involved shooting.
The suspect was pronounced dead at scene and a weapon was recovered from his vehicle.
Robbery Homicide Division personnel will be responsible for handling the criminal investigations and Force Investigation Division will conduct the OIS Invesigation.
Because officers were actively engaged and present, they were able to prevent this suspect intent on violence, from harming other members of the community.
Photos/Article from LAPD Deputy. Blake Chow