The Los Angeles Police Department Thursday released the names of the two officers involved in an officer-involved shooting that killed a fleeing suspect, who allegedly drew a handgun in South Los Angeles.
Officers Luke Coyle and Kevin Ruiz, of the Newton Division, were in the 2200 block of Wall Street about 9:40 p.m. April 30 and saw a car back up and collide with a parked car, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The suspect vehicle fled the scene westbound into an alley north of 23rd Street, west of Wall. Officers followed it into the alley, and the three suspects ran away, according to police.
At least one of the officers shot at a suspect whom they said “produced a handgun.”
The suspect, Daniel Hernandez Bravo, 28, died at the scene, where a loaded handgun was recovered, police said.
Another suspect, Jose Hernandez, was bitten by a canine and treated at the scene. The third suspect, Anthony Villegas, was taken into custody without injury, according to police.
No officers were injured during the incident.
LAPD’s Force Investigation Division investigated at the scene, interviewed witnesses and collected evidence. The investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police, Board of Police Commissioners and Office of the Inspector General.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will also review the investigation, evidence and witness statements to determine if the officer’s use of force violated the law.
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