LAPD Fire at Carjacking Suspect Shooting at Car

On July 29, 2018, around 10:00 p.m., uniformed Southwest Patrol Division officers were handling a radio call and standing on the south side of 29th Street, just west of Normandie Avenue. As the officers were conducting their investigation, the driver of a Toyota Rav4, traveling south on Normandie Avenue fired rounds immediately before making a westbound turn onto 29th Street.

The officers perceived they were being fired upon and an Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) occurred. The suspect’s vehicle continued west on 29th Street and then south on Brighton Avenue, where the suspect abandoned it. A perimeter was established for the suspect described as a male White or Hispanic, Metropolitan Division K9 and SWAT personnel responded to conduct the search, however the suspect was not located.

A female passenger in the Toyota Rav4 reported she was a victim of a Robbery and Grand Theft Auto Kidnapping and was in the vehicle at the time of the OIS.

There was no evidence to suggest the suspect was injured during the OIS.

No officers were injured during the incident.

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