FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Security Policy and the Cloud

Ask The Expert

Mark Rivera

FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer

Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

Top News

LAPD Officer Shoots Suspect who Swung 2-by-4

December 03, 2012  | 

A Los Angeles Police officer shot and injured a 19-year-old burglary suspect who swung a 2-by-4 board at officers who confronted him Saturday night.

Officers responded to a retail store in the 10900 block of Victory Boulevard near Vineland Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. They tracked Nathan Melara, 19, to the rear of the store, where they attempted to detain him.

Melara picked up the piece of wood and swung it at the advancing officers. During the arrest, Melara punched one of the officers several times in the head, reports the Los Angeles Daily News.


Comments (3)

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

S.S @ 12/4/2012 7:15 AM

To bad the s.o.b. didn't die. I hope also that the public realizes that a subject with a 2x4 can kill you. Just as easily as a gun. You get hit on the head and knocked unconcious the shitbag gets your gun and shoots you. So enuf said about that. Hopefully the officer who was assaulted is ok, and good job to the L.A.P.D. officer who shot the shitbag.

Capt David-retired LA Cou @ 12/4/2012 2:05 PM

If the story is correct, that's the kind of action needed...

Jim Van Gorder @ 12/5/2012 8:18 AM

Good Job - Don't bring a 2 x 4 to a gunfight.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Officers Request Dismissal of Freddie Gray Charges After Goodson Acquittal
Three of the four Baltimore Police officers still awaiting trial in the arrest and death...
Streamlight Renews C.O.P.S. Support for 17th Year in a Row
Streamlight Inc. has renewed its sponsorship of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)....
Houston PD Helicopter Crew Member Takes Down Burglary Suspect During Chase
A chase ended with a Houston police helicopter crew member taking down a burglary suspect...
Boy, 8, on Life Support After Crash, Police Chase in Georgia
An 8-year-old boy was on life support Tuesday after a crash that involved a stolen car and...
Long Beach, CA, K-9 Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting
A police dog died after an officer-involved shooting in Long Beach, CA, Tuesday morning,...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine