los angelesThe LAPD has released information on an incident that happened in South Los Angeles last month.ShootingBody recorder video of the incident shows a 25-year-old man pointing a fake gun at two police officers, who then opened fire on the suspect.
Video Source: LAPD, Los Angeles Interview Center Post-Production
The incident occurred just before 7 am on August 18. Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southeast Division received a call reporting that there was “a possible assault by a suspect armed with a deadly weapon” in the 2100 block of Watts 103rd Street. Police officers reached the spot immediately.
The video shows two police officers arriving in an alley where the suspect, Urias Saucedo, is standing. As the officers exit the vehicle, the 25-year-old man can be seen sitting on a mattress and pulling a gun from his waistband.
Police said that when officers ordered him to drop the pistol, Saucedo stood up and began to raise the pistol with his right hand, but when he failed to comply, an officer opened fire.
After being shot by police, Saucedo fell to the ground and appeared to point the fake gun at officers again before throwing it away. Wounded, he stood up and tried to escape from police on foot before being taken into custody.
Los Angeles County Fire Department (LAFD) paramedics took the man to the hospital, where he was reported to be in stable condition and later released by police.
The Firearms Analysis Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Forensic Science Division arrived at the scene and found the gun, police said. After investigation, it was determined that it was a replica handgun and was entered as evidence in the case.
As a resident of Los Angeles, Saucedo was charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer, and his bail was set at $80,000.
The Los Angeles Police Department’s Force Investigation Division interviewed witnesses and supervised the collection of evidence at the scene. The investigation into the shooting will be reviewed by the Chief of Police, the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine whether the use of deadly force was consistent with Police Department policy.
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