An off-duty Los Angeles policeman, who’s in quarantine at home after testing positive for COVID-19, fired shots Monday at a suspect who was breaking into the officer’s car at his Woodland Hills residence, authorities said.
The officer-involved shooting was reported at 1:28 a.m. in the 22500 block of Cass Avenue, said Officer A. Delatorre of the LAPD Operations Center.
The officer, who was at home quarantining, saw the suspect trying to break into his car and confronted him, according to Delatorre and Officer Tony Im.
The suspect brandished a weapon and the officer fired but apparently did not hit him, Delatorre said. The suspect fled the scene in a white car.
Officers investigating the shooting were given personal protective equipment to help protect themselves against COVID-19, Sgt. Barry Montgomery told KCAL9.
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