The name of a 43-year-old man who fired a crossbow at officers, resulting in a non-injury officer-involved shooting in North Hollywood, was released Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Department.
Officers were dispatched to the 5100 block of Bakman Avenue, between Magnolia Boulevard and Otsego Street, about 9:35 p.m. Sunday on a report of an assault with a deadly weapon, police said.
Gonzalo Morales was inside his apartment, allegedly with a pellet rifle, when officers arrived. Police claim he refused to surrender, and a SWAT team was sent to the scene.
About 10:30 p.m., Morales exited his building with a crossbow and allegedly pointed it at officers, causing at least one officer to fire at Morales, who was not struck by bullets.
Morales then allegedly fired an arrow, striking a SWAT officer on the hand, then barricaded himself in his apartment again, according to police.
The SWAT team deployed chemical agents into the apartment, and Morales surrendered.
The injured officer was treated at a hospital and released, police said. Morales was not injured. A crossbow and pellet rifle were recovered from the scene.
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