SHERMAN OAKS—The Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys Division was involved in a shooting with an armed suspect on Tuesday, February 7. At 3:40 p.m., officers were in the area of Tyrone Avenue and Victory Boulevard when they observed a suspect on a bicycle.
When officers attempted to detain the suspect, they noticed he was armed with a gun, it escalated into an officer-involved shooting with the suspect, the LAPD released in a statement.
The suspect fled southbound toward Victory Boulevard on foot. A second officer-involved shooting transpired and the suspect was struck by gunfire.
The suspect, identified as a male in his 40s, was transported to a local hospital with gunshot injuries and is listed in stable condition.
No officers or bystanders were injured during the incident and the suspect’s firearm – a handgun – was recovered at the scene. One truck sustained bullet holes but it is unclear if they were from police or the suspects bullets, KCAL 9 reported. No additional information is available as the investigation is ongoing.