Off-duty officer shoots man in Hermon


HERMON — An officer-involved shooting early this morning in the 500 block of Wheeling Way left one man injured, the LAPD said.

The L.A. Times is reporting that the armed man was shot after confronting the off-duty officer as he was locking his vehicle, according to reporter Kate Mather.

The man was taken to a hospital with what were described as critical injuries. The officer was not injured. The shooting was reported at 2:41 a.m.

  • Update: Police identify the suspect and police officer involved in the shooting. LAPD
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  1. I guess he messed up with the wrong guy…

  2. Sorry about your luck there, scumbag.

  3. I’d like to hear the other side of this story… or from a third party witness. There’s no mention of a weapon, so did the cop really find it necessary to shoot the man or did he simply feel like it?

    These days, you could flip a coin for the answer.

    • From the LA Times:
      “A handgun that police believe was the man’s was found at the scene, Montgomery said. The sergeant said investigators were trying to determine why he approached the off-duty officer.”

    • The “other side of the story” is that some armed criminal tried to jack a car owned by a cop – also armed. So yeah, the cop probably felt like shooting him at that point. What was he supposed to do, invite him to IHOP for pancakes?

    • If every criminal knew the guy they were attempting to rob was armed how many of these incidents would occur?

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