Man armed with a gun runs away and is shot in the leg

Los Angeles Police Department's Force Investigation Division is investigating an officer-involved shooting in which officers shot a man armed with a handgun.

On June 5, 2019, around 4:50 p.m., in the area of 150 N. Myers Street, officers assigned to Hollenbeck Area Gang Enforcement Detail conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with tinted windows, a violation of 26708(a) of the Vehicle Code. A male passenger ran from the vehicle and the officers chased him on foot. The male, later identified as 27-year-old Jose Abel Iribe, was armed with a handgun. Iribe did not comply with the officers' commands, resulting in an officer-involved shooting. After being shot, Iribe threw the handgun over a fence, where detectives later recovered it.

While the officers were attempting to take Iribe into custody, he continued to refuse to follow the officers' commands. A TASER was used and Iribe was taken into custody. He was transported to a local hospital where he received medical treatment for a gunshot wound. No officers were injured.


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Location: Hollenbeck Park, 415 S St Louis St, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA