Man Killed Sunday In Second South L.A. Police Shooting Of The Weekend
A man was fatally shot by LAPD officers responding to a radio call Sunday afternoon in South Los Angeles. This was the second fatal officer-involved shooting to occur this weekend.
LAPD Officer Aareon Jefferson told LAist that Newton patrol officers responded to a radio call about a man with a gun at around 4 p.m. A Newton gang unit also responded to the call, but was unable to locate the suspect. As the officers were leaving, they saw two Hispanic males, one of whom matched the description of the suspect. When the officers "made contact with the suspect, an officer-involved shooting occurred," according to Jefferson. Paramedics were called and the wounded man was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.
The other man involved in the incident was determined to be a witness, and he was questioned and then released, according to Jefferson. A firearm was recovered at the scene. The officers were wearing body cameras, and the L.A. Times reports that investigators are reviewing the footage.
Yesterday's shooting came a day after Carnell Snell Jr. was fatally shot by police Saturday following a vehicle pursuit, sparking protests.