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Video: Man Opens Fire in LAPD Station, Officer Wounded

April 08, 2014  | 

VIDEO: LAPD Station Shooting Update: Wounded Officer Not Wearing Vest

http://www.policemag.com/videos/channel/patrol/2014/04/lapd-station-shooting-update-wounded-officer-not-wearing-vest.aspx

A Los Angeles police officer was shot and wounded Monday night when a man walked into the front lobby of the LAPD's West Traffic Division and opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun.

Speaking to reporters outside Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Monday night, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said the gunman engaged a male and female officer in conversation then pulled out a gun and began shooting.

"The male officer was hit… seven times; three in the vest and four times in the extremities," Beck said.

Both officers returned fire, Beck said, seriously wounding the gunman.

Beck said the wounded officer, a 7-year veteran assigned to the West Traffic Division, was in good spirits. KTLA reported the suspect was in critical condition Tuesday morning.

Update:

The wounded officer was not in fact wearing a ballistic vest at the time of the incident and it's unclear how many times he was shot. The alleged shooter has been identified as Daniel C. Yealu, 29, of Los Angeles, reports KTLA.

Tags: LAPD, Police Officer Wounded, Assaults on Officers, Station Attacks, Officer Involved Shootings


Comments (13)

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Curt Harper @ 4/8/2014 7:30 AM

If he recovereries the gunman I hope that he will get a long prison sentence.

Curt Harper @ 4/8/2014 7:31 AM

If he recoveres the gunman I hope that he will get a long prison sentence.

Curt Harper @ 4/8/2014 7:31 AM

If he recovers the gunman I hope that he will get a long prison sentence.

Curt Harper @ 4/8/2014 7:31 AM

If he recovers the gunman I hope that he will get a long prison sentence.

Curt Harper @ 4/8/2014 7:32 AM

I hope that the office will be back to work soon and all I can do is pray for his recovery and I hope that the gunman will get a long sentence.

Bob@Az. @ 4/8/2014 10:59 AM

Glad both Officers are going to be OK. But I got to wonder what would have been the perps end game if the Officers had been issued .45s? Maybe no "wounded" pos but a filled body bag? Blues, Stay Safe.

Robert Manning @ 4/8/2014 3:29 PM

Wasn't this an episode on CSI, last week? Sure sounds like a copy cat.

Robert Manning @ 4/8/2014 3:29 PM

Wasn't this an episode on CSI, last week? Sure sounds like a copy cat.

neal @ 4/8/2014 5:51 PM

it was an episode on Southland. however truth is stranger then fiction

neal @ 4/8/2014 5:51 PM

it was an episode on Southland. however truth is stranger then fiction

tedb @ 4/9/2014 8:45 AM

But it was also on CSI just a day or so before this happened. Tell me Hollywood doesn't have an influence on these nutjobs!

It's more important to fi @ 4/9/2014 5:50 PM

Why is allot more interesting then how he did it? Why is it whether LEOs or schools or a mall the citizens are never ever told WHY?

p2dawg @ 4/9/2014 6:09 PM

When someone gets the drop on you, you can carry an AK and still get shot. And I didn't see where it said they didn't carry 45's. LAPD is approved to carry 9mm, 40 cal, 45 cal and 1911. FYI.

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