Man killed in Hollywood Hills LAPD shooting identified

The man found dead inside a Hollywood Hills home after exchanging gunfire with LAPD officers was identified Wednesday by L.A. County coroner’s officials.

Michael Valentino, 27, of Los Angeles, was found Monday inside the home in the 8100 block of Gould Avenue with a gunshot wound after officers responded to a domestic violence call.

The officers had just crossed the home’s threshold when Valentino fired at them with a semiautomatic gun, injuring one, authorities said. He then barricaded himself inside.

The injured officer — who sources said was wounded when she was hit in the face and arm by wood fragments — was “doing well” at a hospital, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck tweeted Monday.


The department has not released the name of the officer.

Authorities said an investigation into the officer-involved shooting is ongoing.


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