LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An investigation is underway Tuesday into a Los Angeles Police Department officer after a bullet that allegedly came from his gun was fired into the wall of a Culver City apartment.
The Culver City Department is conducting a criminal investigation, while the LAPD is conducting administrative investigations by its Force Investigation Division and its Internal Affairs office, LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith said.
Smith said he could confirm only that the person under investigation is an LAPD officer, but that he could not release any other information or comment on any of the investigations.
Culver City police officers were called to an apartment complex in the 6100 block of Canterbury Drive at about 7:30 a.m. Friday to investigate a report of a handgun found at the scene. Officials say the weapon was recovered and that evidence was found to suggest the gun had been discharged into a wall near where the gun was found.
No one was hit or injured, but the bullet reportedly was fired into the wall of an apartment where a couple and their 16-month-old daughter was sleeping.
Investigators later determined that the gun was registered to an LAPD officer.
Culver City police did not identify the officer, who was off duty at the time of the shooting, or where he was later located.
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