Gunman Ambushes LAPD Officers Stopped At Red Light

Los Angeles police chased the gunman and got into two shootouts before they neutralized the threat.

Los Angeles, CA – A gunman was fatally shot by police after he ambushed two Los Angeles police officers as they were waiting at a stoplight late Sunday night.

The incident occurred in the El Sereno neighborhood at the intersection of Alhambra Avenue and Lombardy Boulevard at approximately 11: 30 p.m., KNBC reported.

The unsuspecting officers were sitting in their patrol vehicle at the stoplight, when the unnamed gunman suddenly opened fire from his position on the street corner.

The patrol vehicle was struck by at least one of the suspect’s bullets, but the officers were not hit during the attack.

The officers immediately radioed for backup, but did not initially return fire, according to KTLA.

The shooter took off on foot into an alley headed toward Belleglade Avenue, and the officers followed him on a parallel street in their patrol vehicle, Los Angeles Police Sergeant Barry Montgomery said during a press conference.

When the gunman came out at Belleglade, he continued to run to Alhambra Avenue, where he got into a shootout with the officers.

“That was the second time he fired on officers before they returned fire,” Sgt. Montgomery noted.

He managed to run away a second time, but was quickly intercepted by even more officers, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The gunman was hit during the second exchange of gunfire, and was later pronounced dead at the hospital, KNBC reported.

Police have not determined what the suspect’s motive might have been.

“He fired several times at the officers,” Sgt. Montgomery told reporters, according to KCBS. “These officers were not looking for anyone. Again, they were just on patrol in the area, and he fired upon them unprovoked.”

The shooter was described only as a male in his thirties, and police recovered his handgun at the scene.

Police are reviewing the officers’ bodycam footage as they investigate the officer-involved shooting, KCBS reported.

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shooter
shooter

The War on Cops continues unabated.

Any_One
Any_One

I just love a story with a happy ending; uninjured officers & dead perp!

DavidPeoria
DavidPeoria

Officers will probably be charged for murder under the new LA police policy.

M4Defense
M4Defense

FOP PBA s need to start filing law suits against those agencies who blatantly impose "policies" that put officers at risk.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Not an ambush.

JBo
JBo

Thankfully the officers all went home and not the hospital. Sounds like good, solid back up and training accomplished the job. Always, always be alert...24/7 and especially wearing the blue.

fedupveteran
fedupveteran

Um, the motive is that they are just following the pattern for the war on cops created by Obama by not denouncing violence against cops and inviting the families of thugs like Michael Brown to the white house and making martyrs out of thugs like Brown. This crap has got to stop!

Repubic*of*USA1
Repubic*of*USA1

"Thank God Our Men In Blue Wa Not Hurt " Hope it was not a person of color, otherwise Sharpton will be on the scene. Al Sharpton must have got paid yesterday in the New York strangle case where the officer lost his job and I'm sure the family hit the lottery. Don't get me wrong it sounds like I'm racist but the media always put the headline white cop shoots colored. Don't get much attention if the other way around.

pops64
pops64

I have a buddy who works Rampart. Glad you guys got rid of this POS....on to the next dozen!! Be safe out there...:)

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"before they neutralized the threat.".............IE= shot and killed the pos