DOWNEY, Calif. – An off-duty LAPD officer shot and wounded two people who reportedly tried burglarizing his home early Monday.
While the officer fired at the suspects, everyone required medical attention. Consequently, both suspects and the officer were rushed to the hospital, Fox 11 reported. The shooting unfolded around 1 a.m. in Downey, southeast of LA.
According to the reports, the officer confronted the burglary suspects at his home. During the confrontation the suspects “assaulted” him. He fired his weapon after being assaulted LAPD Capt. Andy Neiman told KABC. Neither the officer nor the suspects were identified by LAPD or Downey Police Department.
Capt. Neiman specified the officer was hurt, but wasn’t shot. He did not indicate whether the off-duty shooting was job related, or whether the suspects tried to victimize the officer’s home at random.
Downey Police detectives were performing a criminal investigation, while LAPD officials conducted an administrative probe.
Downey is a city of about 110,000 people 15 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.