Bodycam video released of officers shooting Lincoln Heights stabbing suspect

Lincoln Heights  —  The LAPD has released bodycam video of officers who shot a man who had allegedly stabbed his sister’s boyfriend during what was reported to be a graduation party last month.

Police said the suspect, 22-year-old Victor Arroyo, had stabbed one person in the face when he was shot by officers as he was fighting with his father inside a residence in the 2400 block of Gates Street. The stabbing took place during a graduation party on the evening of June 9, according to KTLA.

The edited video shows excerpts from 911 call made by the suspect’s sister and then images from the officer’s body cameras as they try to force open a metal security door. After being let into the home, officers try and fail to subdue the suspect  — who is armed with what police said was a knife   — by shooting several bean bag rounds from a shotgun as he struggles with his father.

An officer then opens fire with a gun, striking Arroyo in the shoulder.

The stabbing victim suffered a non-life threatening wound, and Arroyo was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injury, police said.  Arroyo’s father was not seriously injured.

Arroyo was later charged with one count of attempted murder and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

The shooting is now being investigated to find out if it complied with LAPD policies and procedures.

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One comment

  1. Oh, why do they have to edit it up into some major propaganda piece. Just let us see the raw FULL footage and let us decide. We might actually agree, but what they have done here is manipulative, not transparency.

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