Two Los Angeles police officers were injured when a suspect armed with a chain and padlock struck them repeatedly before being shot with a stun gun and taken into custody, police said Thursday.
Police were called about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday to the 8000 block of Fordham Road, near West 80th Street, in a residential portion of Westchester, for a report of an assault with a deadly weapon, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im.
When the two responding officers located the suspect, he “immediately charged at officers, swinging the chain and the padlock,” Im said.
One officer shot the man with a Taser, “which was ineffective,” Im said.
The suspect, 24-year-old Brandon Wheeler, was tackled by officers, who took him into custody with the help of two bystanders, one of whom was a security guard, Im said.
Wheeler was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, the LAPD reported.
The officers sustained lacerations and injuries to their heads and received medical treatment, according to Im.
Wheeler is being held on $180,000 bail.
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