Charges Filed Against Alleged Gunman In LAPD West Traffic Division Shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who allegedly shot up a LAPD station, wounding an officer, has been charged with attempted murder.

Daniel Christoph Yealu, 29, was charged Thursday with two felony counts but it’s unclear when he’ll appear in court.

Yealu walked into LAPD’s West Traffic Division on Monday night and began shooting at two officers, striking one. Officers returned fire, wounding Yealu. He remains hospitalized.

Yealu, a onetime security guard, applied to join the LAPD in 2009 but was rejected. Police say he walked into the station, told the desk officer, “I have a complaint,” and opened fire with a handgun.

The wounded officer is out of the hospital. The other officer wasn’t hurt.

Authorities say they found an assault rifle in Yealu’s car and a cache of weapons and ammunition at his home.


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