LAPD officer fired upon on 5 Freeway near Atwater

An LAPD gang officer driving home early this morning on the 5 Freeway near Atwater Village came under fire from a passing vehicle. The officer was not injured but bullets fired from a sedan struck the side of the officer’s vehicle as it headed northbound on the freeway between Los Feliz Boulevard and Colorado Street, according to L.A. Now. Patch reports that the officer works out of the Northeast Division station in Glassell Park. The freeway was shut down during the police investigation of the shooting, which took place at about 5:30 a.m.


  1. This wasn’t filming for the upcoming “Southland” season?

  2. **BLUE ALERT** Please share this with your families, friends & neighbors. One of LAPD Northeast’s finest was ambushed. We need to come together on this as a community. We are looking for ANY and ALL gang tips! You can submit anonymously at https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtips.aspx?AgencyID=365&DSID=365 … (and may be eligible for reward money). You can also email us on here, or call our tip line at 1-800-222-TIPS. Thank you all.

    • It’s very disconcerting when criminals will actually open fire on an officer driving down the freeway. It’s too bad that law abiding citizens in these neighborhoods can’t legally carry a firearm…just criminals who are willing to shoot at ANYONE.

  3. Nice one Roy !looks like its not a joke .Officers are heros in most cases and should be respected if I could help at all I would

  4. some one has a green light

  5. “Officers are heros in most cases and should be respected…”


    • Do you call the police when you need them? Please don’t. Keep the 911
      lines open for the rest of us!

      • The only time I called LAPD was when I was 13 and my mother and father were having a fight. I called and asked for help, that my father was abusing us physically mentally and emotionally. The operator said she would have a detective call me back.

        Over a decade later and I’m still waiting for that call back. Call up LAPD all you want, I’m not tying up the line.

  6. we green light the black n whites……. you know who you are…….. we know who you are

  7. @el dandy- if you call 911 operators send the police not detectives. Plus I bet your parents are still together after all that “abuse”, so no problems there I guess. Lol

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