On Friday afternoon, a home invasion in South Los Angeles led to the arrest of four suspects, triggering a significant police response that culminated in a shooting incident.
This event transpired in the vicinity of 33rd Street and Central Avenue, mere blocks away from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Newton Station. At approximately noon, the victim dialed 911 to report the presence of intruders within his residence. The suspects proceeded to restrain him as they moved through the house.
Swiftly, law enforcement officers arrived at the scene and managed to detain two of the suspects without incident. However, the situation took a perilous turn when a third suspect, armed with a hammer as confirmed by the police, leaped from the building’s roof. Subsequently, the individual was shot by the police and currently remains in critical condition while hospitalized.
The fourth suspect was apprehended by a K-9 officer during the pursuit.
LAPD Capt. Kelly Muniz commented on the incident, expressing doubt that this was the suspects’ first foray into criminal activities, stating, “To do such an act … I highly doubt this is the first time that they’ve done this. We’re lucky that they made that choice because we can take these people off of the streets and not have any more people victimized.”
The extent of the victim’s injuries remains unclear, and there is no indication that he had any prior acquaintance with the suspects.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing, and authorities urge anyone with information to come forward and assist with the case.