Fire On Officers Described As An Ambush
On Sunday, two officers of the Los Angeles Police Department were fired at when they were in a black-and-white patrol car driving southbound on Hoover Street near 62nd Place. The officers noticed the blast from the muzzle of the gun from a distance and ducked in time. They also returned fire. The recent killing of two officers in New York is still fresh, and LAPD Lt. Andy Neiman said that there is a “sense of uneasiness,” “everyone’s keenly aware of what happened in New York.” Deputy Chief Bob Green said that the officers had no contact with the shooters before they were fired upon.
Christopher Taylor Arrested As Suspect
After the shooting, the officers went to the spot to investigate and found a pistol, a rifle and several shell casings there. They also arrested Christopher Taylor, aged 18, while another suspect escaped. The whole police department is wary that someone may shoot at uniformed officers as an act of retaliation. However, it is also true that the area where the incident occurred is known for gang violence. The shooting has led to increased awareness, and there is apprehension that it is related to the release of Ezell Ford’s autopsy report. Ford was shot to death by two officers of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Residents Warned To Stay Indoors After Shooting
According to the residents of the area, police arrived in the area after the incident and advised all residents to stay indoors. They also blocked off the area, and nobody was allowed to enter or go out. Sniffer and search dogs were pressed into service, and they searched the entire area for more evidence in addition to the weapons and casings found.