The union representing LAPD officers identified the man shot and killed by officers in Echo Park Tuesday afternoon as 28-year-old Jack Schlesinger, a parolee-at-large. The Los Angeles Police Protective League in a statement said:
“Moments before the deadly encounter, a check of the license plate revealed that the car had been reported stolen. As the three officers prepared to make the stop, Jack Schlesinger, 28, a parolee-at-large, stopped suddenly and attempted to kill the officers with the assault rifle. The officers immediately fired their weapons, striking the parolee and killing him.
Echo Park gunman fatally shot by LAPD has a history of weapons convictions. L.A. Now