Suspect Wounded In Officer-Involved Shooting In Culver City
CULVER CITY (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a male suspect has been transported to an area hospital following an officer-involved shooting in Culver City.
The shooting in the 11000 block of Washington Boulevard happened about 2:30 p.m. Friday.
About a block and a half away — at Marietta Avenue and Elenda Street — a second crime scene involving a mangled car was located.
Neighbors told CBS2’s Cristy Fajardo that the vehicle was allegedly speeding prior to crashing into the fence and home.
After the crash, witnesses said the driver — allegedly armed with a shotgun — exited the vehicle and started walking down the street.
“I looked [the suspect] right in the face and it was just terrifying and then I realized it was a gun because I could see where you put your hand in the trigger. It was terrifying,” said Mia Pontes, a witness. “I’m still in shock.”
Police responded to the scene after receiving calls and reports of the armed suspect. They said they approached him on Washington Boulevard and allege that he pointed the shotgun at officers, but didn’t fire.
A lieutenant with the sheriff’s Homicide unit says three Culver City officers opened fire. The lieutenant also confirmed to KCAL9’s Melanie Woodrow that a bullet struck a nearby apartment complex, but no one else was hurt.
Aerial footage of the second crime scene captured images of a weapon on the ground.
The suspect was taken to an area hospital via ground ambulance, where he was listed in stable condition.
Anyone with information about this incident was asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.