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.