WESTLAKE, Los Angeles, California –A fire was opened on a man who was armed with a handgun in the Westlake neighborhood of Central Los Angeles Monday night.
The incident took place around 11:30 PM while officers conducting crime suppression stopped a black man on a bike near the intersection of South Lake Street and Ocean Views Avenue, according to Lt. Chris Ramirez of the Los Angeles Police Department.
The man pulled out a handgun and an officer-involving shooting took place during the stop, due to Ramirez.
The other who was not struck by the gunfire fled the scene on foot and was caught on 3rd Street. It is not far from the initial incident location.
When officials were recovering the handgun, the man complained of pain. Police took him to a local hospital, Ramirez said. There is no information about the officials stopping the man, but, according to Ramirez, they were there because it is a high crime area.
No injuries were reported during the incident. “When we have an officer-involved shooting, sometimes targets are not hit… for us nobody was injured,” said Ramirez.
The camera recording has been out from the incident s the officials were wearing body cameras at the time of the shooting.