Coroner: Man’s Death Ruled A Homicide In Hollywood Hills Officer-Involved Shooting

HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — The death of a man involved in a shootout with Los Angeles police has been ruled a homicide, and not a suicide as originally thought, the County Coroner confirmed Thursday.

Michael Valentino, 27, died Monday after an officer-involved shooting occurred at a residence in the 8200 block of Gould Avenue in Hollywood Hills.

Police said Valentino fired at officers who had responded to a domestic violence call around 8 a.m. that day.

(credit: CA DMV)

(credit: CA DMV)

A female officer suffered non-life threatening injuries in the shooting.

Valentino’s body was discovered by SWAT officers several hours later.

An autopsy determined that his death was caused by “multiple gunshot wounds, and the death has been ruled a homicide,” Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.

It was unclear if the lethal bullets were fired from an officer’s gun.

The incident was still under investigation by the LAPD.

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