STUDIO CITY—An officer-involved shooting transpired in Studio City on Thursday, October 24, at around 8:00 a.m. after deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood Station attempted to serve a search warrant.
Deputies arrived at the 11500 block of Dona Teresa Avenue near Laurel Canyon Boulevard at 7:24 a.m. to serve a warrant against a suspect wanted for vandalism, kidnapping and domestic violence. The LASD Twitter account confirmed it was in fact a deputy involved shooting.
Shortly after 9 a.m., roads near the scene were closed at Oakdell Road/Dona Maria Drive, Dona Teresa Drive/Dona Dolores Place, Dona Evita Drive/Dona Teresa Drive. Deputies asked the Los Angeles Police Department for backup and were able to determine four people were inside the home when officials from the LASD West Hollywood station arrived with the warrant. Deputy Eric Ortiz told reporters during a press conference:
”There was deputies that were involved in the shooting but we don’t know if it was the individuals at the residence or the deputies themselves.”
Deputies detained three subjects, when the fourth suspect pulled out a gun. Once the firearm was aimed at officers an officer-involved shooting transpired. All four suspects were detained and the firearm was recovered at the scene.
Street closures were made so officials could establish a perimeter around the scene. A SWAT team searched the home along with K-9 units to see if there were more people inside the home.
The streets were opened to the public by noon. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tweeted, “All streets are now open in the area. The area is safe and clear now, Thank you to the residents and everyone in the area for your cooperation.”
There were no reports of any other injuries during the incident. Details regarding the suspects taken into custody has not been disclosed to the public. The case is currently under investigation.
Written By Christianne McCormick and Brenda De La Cruz