LAPD officer shot at while heading home; two Missouri officers shot by man armed with shotgun

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LOS ANGELES, CA – Preliminary details have been released regarding an off-duty police officer that was shot at during the early morning hours of September 26th in the Reseda neighborhood of Los Angeles.

While the LAPD have offered little insight into the situation, here’s what’s been revealed so far.

The LAPD says that the unnamed officer was inside of his personal vehicle while heading home from the West Valley Community Police Station in Reseda at approximately 5;42 a.m. when a suspect inside of a black SUV opened fire at the officer’s vehicle.

The shooting, which happened at the intersection of Vanowen Street and Lindley Avenue, did not result in the officers getting hit with any gunfire. However, the officer’s vehicle was struck during the incident.

Details on whether or not the officer was specifically targeted in the incident is currently unclear.

Police have not named any suspects in the incident and the officer was said to have been unable to gather the license plate information from the SUV from where the gunfire originated.

The LAPD is asking that anyone with information on the case or the suspect involved to please call the LAPD’s Robbery Homicide Division at 213-486-6910 or the LAPD’s tipline at 877-527-3247. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS with information as well.

Meanwhile in Peculiar, Missouri, two police officers were shot by a suspect on the evening of September 26th.

The Raymore Police Department, which handles the dispatch for the Peculiar Police Department, noted that two officers from the PPD were called out to SE Outer Road near S. Hedgewood Hills Road at approximately 8:30 p.m. in response to a man armed with a shotgun.

At some point, when the officers made contact with the suspect, gunfire was exchanged and both of the officers were wounded during the incident.

Thereafter, the Kansas City Police deployed tactical units and a helicopter to monitor the situation.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office also deployed a negotiator who attempted to talk down the armed man.

Overall, the situation lasted approximately two hours before authorities were able to take the armed man into custody at approximately 10:30 p.m. with no details of any further injury having been reported.

Both of the injured officers were said to have been treated at a local hospital and have already been released. The suspect was also taken to an area hospital to undergo an evaluation, according to authorities.

Authorities have not released the names of the injured officers nor the suspect taken into custody, as they’re awaiting to determine the formal charges that will be filed against the man.

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LOS ANGELES, CA  Demonstrations and riots erupted across the country on the evening of Sept. 23, after a Kentucky grand jury declined to indict any of three police officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor as a team was executing a search warrant on her apartment. 

Among the many videos surfacing of the predictable violence and civil unrest is one from Los Angeles showing a group of black protesters verbally berating a black police officer who stood unfazed by the insults hurled at him.

Two of the instigators hid behind masks, most likely to conceal their identity, while slinging racial slurs at the officer. In other videos from Los Angeles that evening, protesters are video recorded tearing away the barricades separating law enforcement from the angry crowd.

Another video displaying vandalism, a lone participant adorned in Antifa-style black bloc is seen upending one of the fences put up by officers. 

When documenting the protests and riots that spread across Los Angeles, independent journalist Tomas Morales noted the obvious double standard in relation to pandemic-related closures of businesses while excessive gatherings to protest go unchecked:

“Many businesses & churches remain closed due to COVID-19. House parties will have their water/power shut off. Meanwhile, protests are allowed weekly with at times hundreds of people. Why are protests allowed while LA is shutdown?”

Morales documented the graffiti spray painted on various buildings throughout the city, including such phrases as “kills more cops,” “fuck 12” and “more dead pigs.”


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