HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN — Police officers opened fire on a cyclist late Wednesday night after they attempted to stop him in the Historic Filipinotown area south of Silver Lake. The cyclist, who was not hit, fled the scene on foot but was taken into custody a few hours later after police sealed off the area.
An LAPD spokesperson said that Rampart Division officers stopped the cyclist near the intersection of Occidental Boulevard and Hyans Street around 11:05 p.m. on Wednesday. The officers exited their vehicle and approached the suspect when shooting took place.
It’s not clear why officers were trying to detain the man. Authorities said no officers were injured, and the suspect was not struck by the gunfire.
A LAPD Rampart Division officer said late this morning that the man had not been booked, and it’s not known what charges he might face. No further information was available.