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Video: Man Holding Baby Opens Fire on LASD Deputies

January 27, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Man Holding Baby Opens Fire on LASD Deputies

A man was shot by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in Willowbrook on Sunday after he allegedly opened fire while holding his 1-year-old son, authorities told the Los Angeles Times.

The incident unfolded about 10 p.m. when the 43-year-old man drove to his ex-girlfriend's home, confronted her boyfriend, and allegedly shot him in the face with a revolver.

After the shooting, the man allegedly drove away with his son, according to statement released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Deputies attempted to pull the car over, but the man allegedly led them on a car chase, eventually driving back to his ex-girlfriend's house.

"The suspect exited his car, while holding his baby with one arm and a revolver in the other hand," the Sheriff's Department said.

Authorities said the alleged gunman attempted to enter the home through the side and front doors, but they were locked. At the same time, authorities said the man pointed the handgun at deputies and fired shots at them on two separate occasions. The deputies did not return fire.

At one point, the mother was able to take the child away from the man. When he again pointed his gun at deputies, they opened fire, striking him multiple times, authorities said.

The gunman and the ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend are expected to survive. 

Tags: Officer-Involved Shootings, LASD


Comments (9)

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westcoastleo @ 1/27/2014 3:44 PM

allegedly??? allegedly???
No people, he did in fact do all of this and the sad thing is he will live to file his suit against the deputies and the department............

dmcdanno @ 1/27/2014 6:32 PM

westcoastleo is right, to many "allegedly" in this story, if this story was on the news from the suspects point of view you think "allegedly" would be used, nope, but for some reason when the police say WHAT DID HAPPEN it is reported by the media as "allegedly" all the time.

Tschako @ 1/27/2014 8:13 PM

They say "allegedly" because like three quarters of this country, they're afraid of lawyers. They used "allegedly" for the Boston bombers, and If Lincoln were alive today, they'd use if for John Wilkes Booth.

Tschako @ 1/27/2014 8:18 PM

Notice though, they don't say "allegedly" when describing the Deputy's actions.

Arby @ 1/28/2014 5:22 AM

Nothing new here. For decades the only people who ever DO anything are the cops. Everyone else only ALLEDGEDLY does things. Lawyers bad rap is even older. Mark Twain said any town too small to support a lawyer can always support two. Even Shakespeare spoke ill of them.

Really? @ 1/28/2014 10:17 AM

I hope they lock up the "alleged" psycho for endangering the life of his one year old son. ALLEGED MY AUNT FANNY! I hate political correctness. Who ever came up with that term should be tarred and feathered, and sent to a deserted island.

Capt. Crunch @ 1/28/2014 11:40 AM

To bad the POS lived. I wonder what kind of ammo the PD was using?

Longarm9 @ 1/31/2014 9:46 PM

Firstly, awesome job by the coppers on this call. Well done gentlemen.

Secondly, too bad the cowardly POS lived. What kind of pathetic, miserable, bottom feeding piece of scum uses his own baby as a human shield?

John @ 2/10/2014 9:28 AM

Very simple one full auto silenced Ruger .22 and very accurate scope and problem solved? You ask the perpetrator 2x place weapon down or you will die; period ---? Refuses peep peep peep and case closed? Down IN RIO South America BOPE do not play games with this --almost everyday occurrence for a while so negotiations are very short and sweet? Look up the hostage statistics now>>>way down!

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