HOLLYWOOD HILLS—On Wednesday, August 11, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) announced that their Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) that occurred on August 6 around 8:30 a.m.
Officers were flagged down by a citizen in the 6700 block of Vantage Avenue. The citizen directed officers to an altercation between a woman and a man in a parking lot that was nearby. Authorities approached the parking lot through the rear alley and observed the suspect later identified as, Roberto Delacruz, armed with a handgun.
Delacruz pointed the handgun at one of the officers, resulting in an officer-involved shooting. Delacruz threw the handgun onto a rooftop and ran eastbound in the alley towards Laurel Canyon Boulevard. The suspect was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.
Delacruz was not injured during this incident and the handgun was recovered at the scene. He was arrested for “Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer.” There were no reports of any officers injured during the incident.