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Matthew Jerome Powell, 24
Los Angeles, California
January 22, 2007

Agencies: Los Angeles Police Department California LAPD

Last updated: about 2 years ago

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Officer Taylor suffered a gunshot wound through his armpit, above the level of his ballistic vest. Another shot directly struck his ballistic vest, the force of which bruised a lung, without penetrating the his body. At least one other round from the suspect's gun deflected off the officer's badge and his holstered sidearm. The gunman, 24-year-old Matthew Jerome Powell, died at the scene after three other officers returned fire in the narrow hallway of an apartment building in the 600 block of Coronado Street.