Lincoln Heights shooting: LAPD says a suspect is dead after a confrontation that left 3 officers wounded
A suspect has died after a confrontation that injured three Los Angeles Police Department officers Wednesday night, officials said.
Police were called to the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles earlier in the day to investigate a large parolee and found a man who “refused to comply with commands,” LAPD Assistant Chief Alfred Labrada said. said at a news conference.
“At one point during the pursuit, the suspect got out and opened fire on officers, injuring three officers,” Labrada said.
During the confrontation with the suspect, at least one officer returned fire, but how many officers fired and the number of shots fired is under investigation, according to LaBrada.
The officers — described as senior K-9 officers — were all taken to an area hospital, where they are listed in stable condition, according to police.
Authorities have not released the suspect’s name or information on how the man died.
A city-wide tactical alert was issued Wednesday evening as the standoff unfolded, with aerial footage from the scene showing a large police response in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood.
“Every day, the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department put themselves in harm’s way,” Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass said at a news conference. “Tonight is a reminder that the threat is very real. I am relieved and grateful that these three brave officers are in stable condition and able to communicate – with two of them, when I just checked on them. ”