On Saturday October 1st, two officers from the Los Angeles Police Department were working undercover
in Koreatown, LA. At around 9.15 p.m. near Vermont Avenue and Leeward,
they observed what appeared to be a gang-related shooting. They interfered
in an attempt stop the shooting, but their intervention sparked a gun
battle. Both officers were shot as a result.
One officer was shot in the face, while the other was grazed by a bullet.
The condition of the first officer is unknown and police are not revealing
many details of the case. There is at least one person in custody, but
a manhunt is still underway in search of a second suspect. A gun was also
retrieved from the scene, but authorities are not yet sure if it is the
weapon from the shooting.
Any incident involving the illegal use of
firearms is serious. However, when any member of the police department is injured,
the severity of the situation is increased. Firearms violations can be
charged as a misdemeanor or a
felony. If you have been arrested for firearms sales, unlawful
possession, illegal discharge, or illegal importing, you need a skilled Los Angeles
criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. A member of our legal team
with fight for you regardless of what you have been charged with.
Contact Martinian & Associates today to see how we could help you.