Officer shot in traffic stop
Inglewood police were searching today for whoever shot an officer in the leg during a traffic stop.
INGLEWOOD, CALIF., Paramedics were called to Crenshaw Boulevard and 113th Street about 10:25 p.m. Sunday on a report of a wounded officer, county fire dispatch supervisor Bernard Peters said. The officer -- whose name and age were withheld -- was taken to a trauma center, where he was treated for a wound to his left calf and released.
The officer and his partner had conducted a traffic stop on a silver 2008 Chevrolet Impala, said Inglewood police Lt. James Madia. ``Immediately after the suspect's vehicle came to a stop, and (as) the officers were getting out of their patrol car, the suspect or suspects opened fire, striking one officer in the left leg,'' Madia said. ``The officers took cover behind the police car. Neither officer was able to return fire.''
The Chevrolet sped off, and was found abandoned about 90 minutes later near Prairie Avenue and the Century (105) Freeway, Madia said. The vehicle had been taken in a carjacking of a woman in Long Beach on Saturday night, he said. One of the suspects was described as a Hispanic man with a medium complexion who was wearing a dark shirt and a baseball cap.
Anyone with more information on the crime was urged to call (310) 412-
5246, or (888) 41-CRIME.
GARDEN GROVE, Calif.—A Garden Grove police motorcycle officer suffered minor injuries today when a motorist he had stopped ran him over and fled the scene, setting off a countywide manhunt.
The officer had pulled over the motorist about 9:30 a.m. at 13321 Brookhurst St., near Trask Avenue, for not wearing a seatbelt, according to Garden Grove police Lt. Jeff Nightengale.
The suspect seemed “nervous,” so the officer requested backup and told the man to get out of his car, Nightengale said.
The family of a Black Pace University student is infuriated after the police officer responsible for his death was recently named “officer of the year” by his union.
According to The New York Post, Officer Aaron Hess of Pleasantville in Westchester County, N.Y. received the honor in early April. But the relatives of slain 20-year-old Danroy “DJ” Henry say the award is an insult, after Hess fatally shot the Pace junior and defensive back outside a bar last October.
INGLEWOOD, Calif.—The gunman who killed a 61-year-old great-grandmother and wounded a teenage boy at an Inglewood park over the weekend remained at large today.
The shooting occurred about 4:45 p.m. Saturday at Rogers Park, 400 W. Beach Ave., said Lt. Steve Overly of the Inglewood Police Department.
Gwendolyn Taylor died at a hospital. The 15-year-old boy was treated at a hospital for an arm wound.
An afternoon news conference is planned at police headquarters to seek public help in solving the crime.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Looking over his first year as police chief today, Charlie Beck said it had been a professionally rewarding but emotionally difficult 12 months.
"I am very very optimistic about this organization,'' Beck said in a briefing in police headquarters attended by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
"Los Angeles is safer today, one year after the appointment of Charlie Beck ...,'' Villaraigosa said.
INGLEWOOD, Calif.— The City of Inglewood is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever fatally shot a 19-year-old man.
Christopher Tyrone Moreland Jr. was talking with friends near of East Buckthorn Street and Myrtle Avenue when he was shot May 18, Inglewood police Detective Loyd Waters said.
"We don't have any description of the suspect or suspects,'' Waters said. "No physical description, nothing on the clothes or car or anything from his friends, people just heard shots and Mr. Moreland went down.''