The LAPD has provided more details about the officer involved shooting on Saturday afternoon that left a 34-year-old man dead in El Sereno. Four officers opened fire on Juan Nunez in the 4800 block of Axtell Street after he allegedly pointed a gun at the officers, according to different media reports. Nunez was pronounced dead at the scene and a semi-automatic pistol was found near the body. Here are more details from the LAPD the incident:
On Saturday, January 7, 2012, at 12:48 p.m., LAPD Hollenbeck Area officers responded to a radio call of a male Hispanic armed with a gun in the 4800 block of Axtell Street in Los Angeles. When the officers arrived they observed a man standing near a parked white Nissan. The officers ordered the suspect to display his hands, but the man would not comply. Instead, he drew a semi-automatic pistol and fired at the officers at which time an officer involved shooting occurred.
The suspect was stuck by the officers returning gunfire and was taken into custody. The officers called for medical assistance and Los Angeles Fire Department rescue personnel responded and pronounced the suspect dead at the scene. No officers were injured during this incident.
The fatal shooting is now being investigated by the department’s Force Investigation Division. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the FID at 213-486-5230.