Los Angeles law enforcement shot three people, killing two of them, in three separate officer-involved gunfire incidents across the city between Wednesday and Thursday.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) shot and killed a man Wednesday after he was pictured on video approaching a group at a gas station parking lot, pointing a handgun at them, according to a tweet from the department. Law enforcement patrols were canvassing the area when they noticed the man with his gun drawn and fired when the suspect did not heed commands.
A moment captured on surveillance camera before last night’s officer involved shooting in @LAPDSoutheast.
7 protestors (which were later discovered to not be from the area) were arrested for 148 P.C. following the officer involved shooting. pic.twitter.com/90Sc2hNvUG
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) October 16, 2020
LAPD also reported that a total of seven “protesters” were arrested in the area following the fatal gunfire incident.
Cops shot and injured an armed woman in a motel hours later at around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, according to a separate tweet from LAPD. Officers responded to a trespassing call, entered a room and fired at the woman after she produced a firearm.