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Tuesday May 14th, 2019 :: 12:26 p.m. PDT

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*2nd Update* #LASD Homicide Assisting Gardena PD with Officer-Involved Shooting

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives are continuing the investigation into Gardena Police Department’s Officer-involved shooting which occurred on Monday, May 13, 2019, at approximately 9:54 p.m., on the 1700 block of West Rosecrans Avenue, Gardena. 
 
Detectives have learned that during the Gardena Officer’s initial contact with the suspect, the officer gave verbal commands for the suspect to drop his knife, in order to detain him.  When the suspect did not comply with the officer’s orders, the officer discharged his taser in order to subdue the suspect.  The taser was ineffective and the suspect lunged at the Officer, at which time the Officer-involved shooting occurred.  The identity of the suspect, who is deceased, remains unknown at this time.
 
The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information available at this time.
 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 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 on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
 
Forwarded by:
Kimberly Alexander, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700
 
Original Press Release and 1st update is as follows:
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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives are assisting the Gardena Police Department in investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting which resulted in the death of Black, male adult.  The incident occurred on Monday, May 13, 2019 at approximately 9:54 p.m., on the 1700 block of West Rosecrans Avenue in Gardena.
 
The preliminary investigation has revealed that the Gardena Police Department received a call of a man with a knife in the area.
 
While checking the area, a Gardena Officer located the suspect.
 
The officer attempted to contact the suspect, at which time the suspect lunged at the officer and an officer-involved shooting occurred. The officer discharged one round at the suspect.
 
The suspect was struck once in the upper torso and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
 
The suspect’s knife was located at the scene.
 
No officers were injured.
 
The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time.
 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 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 on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.


Forwarded by:
Juanita Navarro-Suarez, Deputy
@LASDJuanita
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700
 

Original press release is as follows:
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DATE:  Monday, May 13, 2019
 
TIME:   Approximately 9:54 P.M.
 
LOCATION:  Intersection of Rosecrans Av & Denker Av, Gardena
 
SUSPECT:  Male Adult
 
UNIT:  LASD Homicide – Lt. Moore
 
 
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are responding to the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue & Denker Avenue, Gardena, to assist Gardena Police Department investigate the circumstances surrounding an Officer-Involved shooting.

No officers were injured.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 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 on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
 

Authored by:
Juanita Navarro-Suarez, Deputy
@LASDJuanita
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700
 
Website: http://www.lasd.org
 
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