Last updated: 8 months ago
A suspect was shot in an officer-involved shooting in Hyde Park on Friday, according to authorities from the Los Angeles Police Department.
The shooting happened at about 8:45 p.m. near Slauson and Brynhurst avenues, authorities said.
Air7HD spotted more than 50 patrol cars at the scene, where a rowdy crowd may have started gathering prior to the shooting, police said.
But Kia Bursey and others have questioned the police account, wondering why officers approached the vehicle and what prompted them to shoot. Kia Bursey said her brother was pulling into the liquor store with his girlfriend and another friend when police drove up to their car. “You hear about these things all the time, but to have my only brother’s life taken in the hands of somebody who’s suppose to serve us – it has to stop,” Kia Bursey said. “Enough is enough.”
The LAPD’s investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Capt. Andy Neiman, a department spokesman, said Thursday that investigators had spoken with several witnesses and were reviewing video footage. The vehicle the officers were driving had a dashboard camera, he said.
Additional details about the deadly encounter, including why the officers stopped the car, have not been released.