PACIFIC PALISADES—The Los Angeles Police Department has revealed the name of the officers and the suspect who was fatally shot after firing upon officers. The incident transpired on August 9 at around 10:53 p.m., when uniformed officers from the Pacific Division responded to a domestic violence radio call on the 1600 block of Alta Mura Road. The LAPD Force Investigation Division is investigating the Officer-Involved Shooting.
The officers involved have been identified as Police Officer III+I Wilson Wong, Serial No. 26014 and Police Officer III Joseph Dominguez, Serial No. 31216.
After arriving on the scene, officers met with a private security guard and a female victim near the home. Both witnesses revealed that Erick Bogart, shot at the victim several times inside of the residence before the radio call was received. The victim was not injured and was able to leave the home.
Officers were able to set up a perimeter and determined that Bogart, ventured back into the house, barricaded himself and refused to come out. The LAPD Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) personnel were requested for an armed barricaded suspect and responded to the scene.
On August 10, at around 5:00 a.m., Bogart shot at SWAT officers from the residence, which resulted in an Officer-Involved-Shooting. A short time later, SWAT personnel entered the residence and located Bogart; unresponsive from an apparent gunshot wound. The Los Angeles Fire Department Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) paramedics revealed that Bogart was deceased.
Three handguns and a shotgun were located from inside the residence and booked as evidence. No officers were injured as a result of this incident. The LAPD’s Specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) arrived to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Inspector General had representatives on the scene.
The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners to determine whether the use of deadly force complied with LAPD’s policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officers(s) was reasonable.
“The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed,” states the LAPD Blog.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the LAPD during business hours at (213) 486-5230; during non-business hours or on weekends at (877)-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247); anonymously 24-hours a day to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or by texting “LAPD” and your tip to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S); or online atwww.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.