LAPD Officer Arrested For Attempted Murder Of Fellow Cop On Camping Trip

Sandy Malone

LAPD Officer Ismael Tamayo is facing charges of attempted murder after he shot another officer on a camping trip.

Apple Valley, CA – A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer was arrested on Sunday after he shot another LAPD officer while they were on an off-duty camping trip in San Bernardino County.

The incident began late on Saturday night at a campsite in the Stoddard Wells Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) area, KNBC reported.

Officials said the two officers were with an LAPD supervisor and that the three men had been drinking and shooting.

Sources told KNBC that both of the officers were assigned to the Newton Division just south of downtown Los Angeles.

San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a shooting of a 48-year-old man at the campsite at about 1:17 a.m. on Sunday morning, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

“Detectives learned three friends were camping and shooting guns at the OHV area over the weekend,” the press release said. “Early Sunday morning, for reasons still under investigation, (Ismael) Tamayo shot the victim, striking him in the upper body.”

The sheriff’s department said the wounded officer was airlifted to a trauma center for treatment and was expected to survive his wounds.

LAPD Officer Ismael Tamayo, 44, was arrested at the scene with a firearm in his possession, KNBC reported.

Officer Tamayo was charged with attempted murder and booked into the High Desert Detention Center, according to the sheriff’s department’s press release.

The LAPD supervisor who was with the officers when the shooting happened was initially detained at the scene, but has since been released and is not facing charges, KNBC reported.

LAPD officials said in a statement that Officer Tamayo had been "relieved of his police powers pending the outcome of the criminal and administrative investigation,” the New York Daily News reported.

"The events overnight culminating in the serious injury to our off-duty officer, apparently at the hands of another member of this Department, give me great concern,” LAPD Chief Michael Moore said in the statement. “I spoke earlier this morning with San Bernardino Sheriff John McMahon, pledging our full support of their criminal investigation. I am thankful our injured officer is in stable condition and expected to survive. I am committed to determining what and how this occurred.”

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said the investigation was ongoing, KNBC reported.

Comments (33)
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flybynight
flybynight

Come on trolls, end zone dance party. Throwing you a bone. Don't pass it up.

Shepfershort
Shepfershort

Better vetting of police candidates. These guys are idiots.

Jakepierce26
Jakepierce26

Booze bad sometimes...lol

JBoH
JBoH

Drinking and guns...will never end well regardless of who the participants are.

les0060
les0060

I will be waiting for the rest of the story to play out. See what really happened.

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

it's OK for cops to shoot us and get away with it. BUT shoot another cop and..........
got to love the system! licensed to kill! unless it is one of there own! never-mind those that they are SUPPOSED to serve and protect! we the people are not part of the blue lies mafia, so our lives don't matter!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Idiots come from all walks of life. Just add alcohol.


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