Suspect who shot officer at large
He was treated and release
Inglewood police were searching for whoever shot an officer in the leg during a traffic stop.
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. Officer Benjamin Sanza, 26, was taken to a trauma center, where he was treated and released.
Sanza and his partner, Andrew Tachias, 26, 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 the 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.
INGLEWOOD, Calif.—A $25,000 reward was announced for information leading to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a man in Inglewood two years ago that detectives believe was the result of a mistaken identity.
Kevin Harris was shot multiple times and found in his car in the 3300 block of West 118th Place, near the Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway and Crenshaw Boulevard, on Sept. 20, 2009, police said.
Harris was pronounced dead at a hospital.
A motive for the shooting has not been established.
INGLEWOOD, Calif.—A shooting outside an Inglewood liquor store early today left a 22-year-old man dead and a woman hospitalized with several gunshot wounds.
The shooting at Gins Liquor Store near 110th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard was reported at 12:28 a.m., Inglewood police Sgt. James Kirk said.
Shawn Bryant of Hawthorne, his girlfriend and several family members went to the liquor store for meter change, NBC4 reported. They were going to the beach to celebrate a birthday when two men robbed the group.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Law enforcement officers will be out in force over the Memorial Day weekend targeting motorists who drink and drive, drive too fast or who are just reckless.
The California Highway Patrol's "maximum enforcement period'' begins at 6 p.m. and continues through 11:59 p.m. Monday, and all available officers will be on patrol, said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Los Angeles City Council today unanimously approved $55 million in transportation funds to build rail stops in Leimert Park and Westchester, with hopes of securing more funding from the region’s transportation agency.
The City Council committed $40 million in Measure R funds for the proposed Leimert Park station in south Los Angeles and $15 million for a station in Westchester.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Los Angeles County probation officers asked for help today in finding a parolee who threatened to kill school children.
Frank Edward Edmonds, 40, who authorities consider “extremely violent and an imminent public threat,” may be in Compton, South Los Angeles or Inglewood, his last known address.