Po­lice fa­tally shoot man in Venice do­mes­tic in­ci­dent

Los Angeles Times - - CITY & STATE - By Har­riet Ryan har­riet.ryan@la­times.com

Los An­ge­les po­lice de­tec­tives Satur­day were in­ves­ti­gat­ing the fa­tal shoot­ing of a Venice man by an of­fi­cer re­spond­ing to a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence call.

LAPD of­fi­cials said the man was armed with an as­sault ri­fle when of­fi­cers con­fronted him at his Venice Boule­vard res­i­dence Fri­day night.

The of­fi­cer who fired the shot had gone to the home with a part­ner around 8:30 p.m. in re­sponse to a call “to keep the peace,” Sgt. Barry Mont­gomery told re­porters at the scene of the shoot­ing.

“Upon their ar­rival, they were met by a fe­male out­side who stated the sus­pect was in the res­i­dence de­stroy­ing prop­erty,” Mont­gomery said.

The of­fi­cers ap­proached the front door and saw the man in­side with the weapon, and that is when the shoot­ing oc­curred, he said.

Lt. Ti­tus Tyler said the man, who was not iden­ti­fied, was taken by am­bu­lance to Ron­ald Rea­gan UCLA Med­i­cal Cen­ter, where he died.

The ri­fle was re­cov­ered, Tyler said, and an in­ves­ti­ga­tion was un­der­way.

In an­other West­side po­lice shoot­ing Fri­day, Santa Mon­ica of­fi­cers wounded a flee­ing homi­cide sus­pect.

The man fa­tally shot an ac­quain­tance around 6:30 p.m. and then pointed his gun at of­fi­cers pur­su­ing him, ac­cord­ing to a Santa Mon­ica po­lice spokesman.

“The sus­pect fired sev­eral shots, and the of­fi­cers re­turned fire,” Lt. Saul Ro­driguez said.

Ro­driguez said the 47year-old was hit once in the torso. Af­ter be­ing treated at a hos­pi­tal for his in­juries, he was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of mur­der, at­tempted mur­der and il­le­gal gun pos­ses­sion.

Po­lice did not iden­tify the sus­pect or his al­leged vic­tim.

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