HOLLYWOOD—Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood Division shot a woman who pointed a gun at them on December 26.
The incident occurred on the 6800 block of Hollywood Boulevard at around 1:30 a.m., in the parking structure of the Hollywood and Highland Center, which hosts the Academy Awards in its Dolby Theatre.
Diamond Vargas, 47, was transported to Cedars Sinai Medical Center for a gunshot wound to the leg. She was listed in stable condition. Vargas was holding her domestic partner at the time of the incident.
She was then booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer.
This incident occurred just three weeks after police shot and killed a street performer brandishing a pocketknife outside the Dolby Theater.
The incident is still under investigation by Force Investigation Division, who determines policy compliance.
On Tuesday, December 30, Vargas was charged with six counts of assault with a firearm. Her arraignment was delayed because of medical issues, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
County inmate records reveal that Vargas is being held at Century Regional Detention Facility, in Lynwood, on $100,000 bail.
Vargas has a history of violence and has been convicted for assault and robbery, according to the District Attorney’s office.
If convicted for the six charges against her, she faces upwards of 30 years in state prison.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Force Investigation Division at 213-486-5230. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).
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