Authorities Friday were conducting investigations in the Mt. Washington area of Los Angeles and in the community of Murrieta in Riverside County that reportedly involved the probe into the shooting death of an LAPD officer in Lincoln Heights nearly a week ago.
“Early this morning, we served several warrants in connection with the murder of Officer Juan Diaz last week,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement. “Thank you to our law enforcement partners, including Murrieta PD for their assistance today.”
The early morning actions were taken by members of the Los Angeles Police Department’s SWAT team and Metropolitan Division, according to NBC4, which reported that a raid in Mt. Washington took place about a mile from the scene where the killing occurred.
Diaz, 24, was fatally shot early Saturday morning after he confronted a group of taggers near a taco stand while he was off duty in the area of Avenue 26 and Artesian Street
Law enforcement sources told NBC4 that the raid in Murrieta took place in a neighborhood where one of the suspects had been tracked earlier this week.
Diaz had been assigned to the Special Operations Division unit of the Professional Standards Bureau, or internal affairs, though all indications were that the shooting was unrelated to his secretive work, law enforcement sources told NBC4.
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