Off-Duty LAPD Officer Arrested On Suspicion Of Attempted Murder Of Fellow Officer
An off-duty LAPD officer has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly shooting a fellow officer during a camping trip near Apple Valley.
The incident was reported just after 1 a.m. Sunday at a campsite in the Stoddard Wells Off-Highway Vehicle area in unincorporated San Bernardino County.
San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies said they found Ismael Tamayo, 44, at the scene with a firearm in his possession. Another man was found with a gunshot wound and a third man was uninjured. All three are LAPD officers.
Tamayo is currently being held on $1 million bail and is scheduled to appear in a Victorville court tomorrow, according to jail records.
The wounded officer was airlifted to a hospital and is expected to recover.
LAPD Police Chief Michel Moore released this statement Sunday about the incident:
"The events overnight culminating in the serious injury to our off-duty officer, apparently at the hands of another member of this Department, give me great concern. I spoke earlier this morning with San Bernardino Sheriff John McMahon, pledging our full support of their criminal investigation. I am thankful our injured officer is in stable condition and expected to survive. I am committed to determining what and how this occurred.”
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