The Los Angeles Police Department Saturday released the names of the three men whose alleged attempt to flee officers in South Los Angeles led to an officer-involved shooting that was fatal to one of them.
The victim was identified by county coroner’s officials as Daniel Hernandez Bravo, 28. An autopsy was pending. The LAPD identified him as Daniel Hernandez.
The two suspects who allegedly fled and were arrested during a perimeter search were identified as Jose Hernandez and Anthony Villegas. Their ages and custody status were not available.
The shooting occurred about 9:40 p.m. Thursday in the area of Wall and 23rd streets, according to the LAPD.
Police say uniformed Newton Area officers were driving a marked patrol vehicle when they “observed a vehicle back up and collide with a parked vehicle.”
The suspect vehicle sped off and the officers followed it, police said, adding that a short time later, the suspect vehicle stopped and three suspects got out.
“One of the suspects was armed with a handgun and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” a police statement said. He was “struck by gunfire and taken into custody.”
The wounded suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two suspects ran off, police said.
“The officers requested help and additional resources to set up a perimeter for the outstanding suspects,” police said. “After a lengthy search, the outstanding suspects were located, police said. Jose Hernandez received a bite to his left arm from an LAPD canine during the search and was taken by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics to a hospital where he was treated and cleared for booking, police said. Villegas was taken into custody without further incident.”
No officers were injured. A handgun was recovered at the shooting scene, police said.