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Screwdriver vs. Gun. Guess Who Wins?

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In the year's 9th officer involved shooting (OIS), a resident was shot at the Fair Oaks Manor, a residential treatment center in Highland Park for adults with mental and developmental disabilities. Before the LAPD arrived, staff members called 911 around 2 AM Sunday morning and reported 24-year-old Francisco Mondragon was threatening others with a screwdriver.

Police officer Ivan McMillan, 29, and his partner, confronted Mondragon as he stood on the porch of the board and care, holding a screwdriver. The officers tried to reason with Mondragon and convince him to drop the weapon. Mondragon turned and ran into the building, posing a potential threat to people inside. The officers followed Mondragon indoors, where he turned and charged Officer McMillan’s partner. Mondragon stabbed the screwdriver at the officer’s chest several times, Officer McMillan fired three times in defense of his partner, which stopped the attack. Mondragon later died at LA County USC Medical Center.