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Monday March 20th, 2017 :: 03:13 p.m. PDT

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* 2nd Update* Deputies Engage Male Shooter at Temple Station, SEB on scene, 8800 blk Las Tunas Drive, Temple City

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding a deputy-involved shooting that occurred on Monday, March 20, 2017, at approximately 7:25 a.m.
 
Homicide Bureau detectives have learned that the suspect, a 47-year-old male, entered Temple Sheriff’s Station’s lobby located at 8838 Las Tunas Drive in Temple City, to register as a sex offender.  After the suspect identified himself, the deputy learned the suspect had a felony warrant for a sex crime. The deputy requested assisting deputies to take the suspect into custody. As the deputies approached, the suspect ran to his vehicle, entered the rear passenger door, and armed himself with a shotgun.  At this point a deputy involved shooting occurred. The suspect remained barricaded in his vehicle and Special Enforcement Bureau personnel responded to assist with a tactical approach on the vehicle. The suspect was found to have suffered a self- inflicted gunshot wound.
 
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.  At this time, it is unknown if the suspect succumbed to his death from a self-inflicted gunshot or deputy gunfire. 
 
No deputies were injured.
 
The suspect’s identity is not being released at this time.
 
The motive for the suspect’s assault on the deputies remains unknown. 
 
The investigation is on-going and there is no additional information available as this time.
 
Whenever a Deputy Involved Shooting occurs involving Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies and it results in the fatality of a suspect, multiple independent investigations immediately begin at the scene. These include separate investigations by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner - Coroner, Sheriff's Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department immediately notifies the Office of the Inspector General who sends a representative to the incident scene and provides independent oversight throughout the investigative process. The mission of the Office of Inspector General is to provide strong, independent and effective oversight of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and to ensure transparent, accountable and constitutional policing for the County of Los Angeles. The Critical Incident Review panel convenes to perform a preliminary risk management analysis of the shooting. This panel is comprised of the concerned chief and unit commander, risk management and training personnel, the chairperson of the Executive Force Review Committee, and a representative from the Office of the Los Angeles County Counsel. Every aspect of a Deputy-Involved shooting is ultimately evaluated by the Sheriff’s Executive Force Review Committee, which determines whether there are any policy, tactical, supervisory, or training violations or concerns. The Office of the Los Angeles County District Attorney also participates in the investigatory process and conducts a legal analysis of the shooting.
 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the "P3 MOBILE APP" on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

Authored by:
Deputy Kelvin Moody 
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700

___________Original Press Release_____________

DATE:  Monday, March 20, 2017

TIME:  Approximately 7:27 a.m.

LOCATION:  Temple Sheriff’s Station, 8838 Las Tunas Drive, Temple City

SUSPECT: Male White Adult

UNIT:  LASD Homicide – Lt. Mendoza

 
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Homicide Bureau detectives have responded to Temple Sheriff’s Station, 8838 Las Tunas Drive, Temple City, to investigate the circumstances surrounding a deputy-involved shooting.

The suspect, a male White adult, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is unknown if the suspect succumbed to his death from a self-inflicted gunshot or deputy gunfire.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time.

Whenever a Deputy Involved Shooting occurs involving Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies and it results in the fatality of a suspect, multiple independent investigations immediately begin at the scene. These include separate investigations by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner - Coroner, Sheriff's Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department immediately notifies the Office of the Inspector General who sends a representative to the incident scene and provides independent oversight throughout the investigative process. The mission of the Office of Inspector General is to provide strong, independent and effective oversight of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and to ensure transparent, accountable and constitutional policing for the County of Los Angeles. The Critical Incident Review panel convenes to perform a preliminary risk management analysis of the shooting. This panel is comprised of the concerned chief and unit commander, risk management and training personnel, the chairperson of the Executive Force Review Committee, and a representative from the Office of the Los Angeles County Counsel. Every aspect of a Deputy-Involved shooting is ultimately evaluated by the Sheriff’s Executive Force Review Committee, which determines whether there are any policy, tactical, supervisory, or training violations or concerns. The Office of the Los Angeles County District Attorney also participates in the investigatory process and conducts a legal analysis of the shooting.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the "P3 MOBILE APP" on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
 
Authored by:
Juanita Navarro-Suarez, Deputy
@LASDJuanita
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700



Original press release is as follows:
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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) Special Weapons Team has responded to Temple Sheriff’s Station, 8838 Las Tunas Drive, Temple City, to assist Temple Station regarding a male suspect who has fired shots at Temple Station and its personnel.

Temple Station personnel engaged the suspect in an attempt to neutralize the threat.

SEB deputies have assumed command of the tactical response.

Surrounding streets have been closed for the safety of traveling commuters and the public.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), ), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP, or “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired, on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
 


Authored by:
Juanita Navarro-Suarez, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor 
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700
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