LOS ANGELES, CA – A shooting between Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers and an unidentified man has resulted in death. Moreover, authorities say the man shot at the officers for no reason at all as they were patrolling the El Sereno section of Los Angeles.
Furthermore, the LAPD shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. while two officers were on patrol at Lombardy Boulevard and Alhambra Avenue. An anonymous man standing on a corner fired at the officers. Soon, gunfire between the two ensued.
Additionally, the gunman took off, and LAPD officers followed. Moreover, he continued to shoot back at the officers as he fled the scene. He was soon hit by shots from the police and taken to the hospital for treatment. However, he was pronounced dead moments later.
According to LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery, unfortunate incidents like this happen. Furthermore, he added that the officers were simply doing their job, and not looking for anyone. He also emphasized that the officers were just on patrol and the man opened fired on them without being provoked.
Although an LAPD cruiser was damaged in the shooting, neither officer suffered any injuries.
Moreover, the suspect remains nameless, however he has been described as a man in his 30s. Additionally, a gun was also recovered from the scene of the shooting. However, authorities continue to look for a motive.
Furthermore, while the investigation goes on, Alhambra Avenue and Endicott Street will remain closed.