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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Thursday April 5th, 2018 :: 12:24 a.m. PDT

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*Update* #LASD Homicide Detectives Responded to Investigate Deputy-Involved Shooting, 1000blk S Leonard Av, East LA

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Detectives are continuing to investigating a deputy-involved shooting. The incident occurred on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at approximately 7:19 p.m., on the 1000 block of South Leonard Avenue, unincorporated Los Angeles.

Detectives have learned East Los Angeles Station received a call of a male Hispanic in his 40’s waving a knife around, possibly under the influence of a controlled substance. As the call was being voiced to the units in the field, a deputy, who was driving by in front of the location, was flagged down by the informant. That informant pointed out the suspect, who was armed with a knife. As the deputy exited his patrol vehicle, the suspect approached him with a knife, at which time, a deputy involved shooting occurred.

The suspect was shot at least one time in the torso. He was transported to a local hospital, where he is being medically treated. His condition is unknown at this time.

A large kitchen knife was recovered at the scene.

The deputy were not injured.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
 
Forwarded by:
Deputy Trina Schrader
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor 
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700

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DATE:  Wednesday, April 4, 2018
 
TIME:  7:24 p.m.
 
LOCATION:  1000 Block Leonard Avenue, East Los Angeles
 
SUSPECT:  Male Adult
 
UNIT:  Homicide Bureau – Lieutenant Mendoza
 
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are responding to a Deputy-Involved shooting.  The incident occurred on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at approximately 7:24 p.m., on the 1000 block of Leonard Avenue, East Los Angeles.
 
The suspect was struck by gunfire and transported to a local hospital. 
 
No deputies were injured.
 
There is no additional information available at this time.
 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
 
Whenever a deputy-involved shooting occurs involving Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies, and a person is struck by gunfire, multiple independent investigations immediately begin at the scene.  These include separate investigations by the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau.  The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department immediately notifies the Office of the Inspector General who sends a representative to the incident scene and provides independent oversight throughout the investigative process.  Once concluded, a preliminary review is conducted by the Critical Incident Review Panel to determine whether any immediate actions are warranted.  Every aspect of the shooting is reviewed by the Sheriff's Executive Force Review Committee.  Input from Constitutional Policing Advisors is provided during the process.  The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Justice System Integrity Division, conducts a legal analysis to determine whether any criminal charges will be filed and if the shooting was legally justified. 
 
Forwarded by:
Deputy Joana Warren
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor 
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700
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