Man fatally shot by police in Harbor-UCLA emergency room is identified

20 Jan 2016 | Author: | No comments yet »

Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Reported Inside Harbor-UCLA Hospital In Torrance.

TORRANCE, Calif. – A man brought to a hospital after attacking police was shot to death by a Los Angeles officer in the emergency room after he swung a metal chair and grabbed for an officer’s gun, authorities said. Authorities brought the man to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance to get checked out after he “viciously attacked” two officers sent to investigate reports of a man throwing bottles at an apartment complex and fighting with his neighbors Saturday morning, Cmdr. He wrote that some guy “went crazy” in the ER and after the Taser didn’t work, “they shot him.” Hours later when they believed he was calm, officers removed the handcuffs. He was brought to the hospital after he “viciously attacked” two officers outside an apartment building where police said he was throwing bottles.

They said the suspect again became combative, including throwing objects (including a metal stool) at officers. “A witness stated that the suspect reached for one of the officer’s guns and at that point, an officer-involved shooting occurred. A pair of officers assigned to watch over the suspect did not realize he would unleash another attack the moment they unhooked his handcuffs from the hospital bed. Jenal said there were several witnesses to the deadly encounter, which will also be reviewed by the district attorney’s office, Police Commission and its inspector general.

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