Written By John Smith
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives are investigating a Deputy-Involved Shooting that occurred Thursday, December 15, 2016, at approximately 10:49 p.m., on the 15600 block of Windrush Drive, Hacienda Heights.
At approximately 1:00 p.m., Downey Police Department responded to a family disturbance in the City of Downey. The caller stated the suspect was armed with a knife and a gun, and threatening to kill family members. As Downey officers were arriving at the location, the suspect was driving away on his motorcycle. The suspect refused to stop, and a pursuit ensued. The suspect drove northbound Paramount Boulevard to the southbound 5 freeway, and out of view.
During Downey Police Department’s investigation, they learned that the suspect resided on the 15600 block of Windrush Drive, Hacienda Heights. Two Downey officers responded to observe the area, in an unmarked police vehicle. At approximately 9:45 p.m., the two Downey officers saw the suspect walking down the street. They attempted to detain him, but he was uncooperative. In addition, he warned the officers he was armed with a gun.
Downey officers requested assistance from Industry Station deputies. When they responded to the location, they began to speak to the suspect in order to get him to comply. The suspect began to reach for the handgun that was in his pocket. The deputies deployed less than lethal weapons in a continued effort to gain compliance. The suspect armed himself with the handgun, and a deputy involved shooting occurred.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
The handgun was recovered.
No deputies were injured.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), ), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP, or “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired, on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
Source; LASD Press Release