VIDEO: Man Opens Fire On Officers, Cops Take Him Out

Los Angeles police fatally shot an armed man who fired at them first on a street corner.

Los Angeles, CA – Newly-released bodycam video from a shooting shows what happened when an armed man fired a shot at Los Angeles police officers.

The incident occurred at about 6:45 a.m. on April 22 when Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Officers Andrew Do and Bryan Tahuite responded to a call about a man with a gun at a Chevron station on the corner of Figueroa Street and Gardena Boulevard, KABC reported.

When the officers pulled up at the scene, 36-year-old David Flores was standing on the corner with a gun in his hand.

Flores fired a round at the officers as they exited their vehicle, and the officers returned fire, according to a statement from the LAPD.

The round from the suspect struck the LAPD cruiser in the passenger door panel.

The video showed that when Flores went down, he continued to hold his gun in the air, as if he were going to shoot at the officers again.

Officers repeatedly ordered him to drop the weapon and get on his stomach.

The video showed Flores eventually threw the gun away from him, into the middle of the street, but failed to comply with officers’ commands to roll onto his stomach.

Additional officers arrived to assist Officers Do and Tahuite, and Flores was taken into custody.

His weapon was retrieved from the roadway and booked into evidence, according to LAPD.

Medics arrived and declared Flores dead at the scene, KABC reported.

Police said Flores had a criminal history that include convictions for arson, narcotics, and battery.

Witnesses told KABC that Flores was a “drug user with an attitude” and said that he also had a drinking problem.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING - Graphic content and language:

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Mig Alley
Mig Alley

burgers allday in 5,4,3,2,1,0

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

And his electric cohorts 🙄

JBo
JBo

Break out the popcorn and beer, then settle in to your favorite chair in front of the TV. Stay tuned for the nightly entertainment.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Good shoot!! Another POS dead! Tax dollars saved with no trial and no supporting his ass in jail!! It's a win-win!! Next...

shooter
shooter

LET THE RIOTING BEGIN!

beyondpissedoff
beyondpissedoff

One less breeder on the streets!

mach0017
mach0017

Some people just need killin'.

Grog
Grog

Oh well................

PRMath331
PRMath331

Race does NOT matter. All that Really matters is LEO goes home to family and the thug goes >>>> straight to hell 😢

The.King.Pin
The.King.Pin

He'S mY bROtHer

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

I can't wait for the BLM (and burgers all day) protests over this shooting. I see their issues being:

  1. the cops failed to properly de-escalate the situation
  2. the man was executed by the police because he was black
  3. this angel was actually crying out for help, and the cops killed him
  4. if he was white, the cops wouldn't have shot him
  5. they should have just shot him in the leg, or shot the gun out of his hand
  6. after they murdered him, they just left him there to die and didn't render aid.
  7. another young black man murdered by the police. I think he even said he can't breathe...

Did I get them all?

junkmansj
junkmansj

Another one bites the dust! Good shoot, PO GOES HOME

Stanracer
Stanracer

And the ghetto lottery....

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Hope they go after the gun store that sold him the gun, or the careless owner from whom he stole it. Accessory before the fact on how many attempted murder of law enforcement officer? Could be some significant time.

nitrodave08
nitrodave08

Damn the real crime is $4.15 gas