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Suspect in LAPD Station Shooting Dies

April 25, 2014  | 

The man accused of opening fire on officers in the front lobby of the LAPD’s West Traffic Division earlier this month died Thursday morning, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

According to KTLA-TV, Daniel Christoph Yealu, 29, died in the hospital around 2 a.m., Officer Drake Madison of LAPD Media Relations said.

Yealu allegedly walked into the West Traffic Division lobby in Mid-City on the night of April 7, said he had a complaint, and then opened fire on two desk officers, according to police.

An unidentified officer was shot and injured. He and a female desk officer returned fire, critically wounding Yealu, who was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center following the shooting, according to police.


Video: Man Opens Fire in LAPD Station, Officer Wounded

LAPD Station Shooting Update: Wounded Officer Not Wearing Vest

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Retired Chief @ 4/25/2014 11:28 AM

As we used to say on the other side of Central Ave in LASD territory "minor loss, no report"

Ima Leprechaun @ 4/27/2014 2:08 PM

Being Sunday April 27, 2014 stories on Police Magazine will not be updated until Monday April 28, 2014. Just a few minutes ago the Governor of Georgia signed a new addition to the states concealed carry law: Updated: Sunday, April 27 2014, 12:36 PM CDT A new and controversial law expands the places where Georgia gun owners can carry a firearm. "While we still guard against tyranny, America today cherishes this right so that people who follow the rules can protect themselves and their families from those who don't follow the rules." Surrounded by the applause of hundreds of supporters, Georgia's Governor Nathan Deal, signed a new wide ranging gun bill into law this week. The bill, which passed the state house and senate with overwhelming bipartisan support, is important for what it allows. Starting July 1st, the number of places law abiding Georgians can carry their licensed weapons without penalty will expand. Places like the airport, as it stands right now, if you tried to carry a firearm through the TSA checkpoint, you will likely be arrested. Under the new law, you can do that, your firearm will likely be taken away from you, but it will be given back and you will not face criminal prosecution. The law will also allow Georgians to carry guns into bars and churches as long as the property owner hasn't banned them. "I don't know of any church that plans to opt in to this law."
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Ima Leprechaun @ 4/27/2014 2:14 PM

I have a few questions. When does state law trump federal law? Now that the people of Georgia are allowed to carry a loaded firearm onto any aircraft I would like to see that right expanded to every state so I too can carry my AR-15 with me when I fly. It is also good to know you can get hammered in a public bar and still retain a legal loaded firearm on your person while you are extremely intoxicated. I cannot see any down side to this new law. The next few years ought to be very interesting.

westcoastleo @ 4/27/2014 7:53 PM

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6u3k him,,,,,he needed to go. Fine shooting,,, I'm glad the LAPD copper is ok.

What bugs me Mr. Retired LASD Chief, is that when I was on the desk at ELA LYN WHD LNX ALD and CVS, no administrator (Commander or above) on the LASD wanted to place floor to ceiling bullet proof glass on the reception desk areas or put cement-steel barricades just outside the doors of the LASD stations due to the fact that it would make the stations look like forts and alienate the public during contact. I'm sure LAPD officers would like the extra security in the front desk area just like LASD deputies. But I'm sure guys like you who want to make sure that deputies and officers have direct contact with the public let the requests go on deaf ears. Floor to ceiling bullet proof glass can safe the officers and deputies at the stations. Vehicle barricades can save many lives during a terrorist attack. There are many stations that need this right now.

westcoastleo @ 4/27/2014 8:04 PM

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Chief, right now, this day, still, stations are unsafe. Administrators like you should have fought and set up more security at the desk making them safer for many generations ahead but you failed.

LASD supervisor still active
35 years...

Tschako @ 4/30/2014 12:24 AM

Trolling Leprechaun: Please read the articles before making comments. Nobody in Georgia is taking their guns on the plane. Reading and understanding the articles would make your comments look less ignorant.

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