Suspect barricaded in home after LAPD officer injured in shooting


Los Angeles police have surrounded the barricaded Hollywood Hills home of a suspect believed to have shot at two officers who were responding to a domestic violence call Monday morning, injuring one of them, officials said.

No information on the suspect was immediately available, and it was unclear if anyone else was inside the home, LAPD Sgt. Frank Preciado said.

Aerial television news footage showed SWAT officers surrounding the multi-story, single-family home in the 8100 block of Gould Avenue.


The injured officer, who was not immediately identified, was wounded when she was hit in the face and arm by wood fragments, sources said.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck posted a message on Twitter saying the officer was “doing well.”

“Spoke with our wounded officer. Thankfully she is doing well. Please keep her & our officers in your thoughts & prayers,” he tweeted.

The shooting occurred shortly after police were called to the area around 8 a.m. for a reported domestic-violence incident. About one hour later, paramedics responded to the area and transported two unidentified patients to the hospital, fire officials said.

Gould Avenue resident William Yakey, 77, went outside when he heard the sirens and helicopters. He got to the end of his driveway before officers told him to go back inside.

“I thought it was a fire, so I went to go see what was going on,” he said. “They told me to get back in the house.”

Yakey estimated he saw about 30 officers walking up Gould Avenue toward a house at the top of the hill.


Staff writers Joel Rubin, Richard Winton and Robert J. Lopez contributed to this report.

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