Authorities Wednesday are investigating a shooting in which an off-duty Los Angeles Police officer fired a gun during a fight with several juveniles in Anaheim, but no one was struck and two of the suspects were arrested.
Officers responding about 2:40 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a fight between a man and several boys learned en route that the man was an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer who had “discharged his firearm and was detaining at least one of the juveniles,” said Sgt. Daron Wyatt of the Anaheim Police Department.
“Upon arrival, officers contacted the off-duty officer who admitted to discharging his firearm during an altercation with at least two individuals,” Wyatt said. “Nobody was struck by the gunfire.”
Because of the firing of the gun, homicide detectives were summoned to conduct an investigation, he said.
“Several juveniles witnessed the incident and were interviewed by detectives,” Wyatt said.
“The preliminary investigation has resulted in the arrest of two juveniles, one for making criminal threats and battery and the other for assault and battery. The off-duty officer is cooperating with the ongoing investigation and will not be arrested at this time.”
Once the investigation is completed the results will be forwarded to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office for review, Wyatt said.
A concurrent internal/administrative investigation is being conducted by the LAPD, he added.
No comment was not immediately available from the LAPD, a spokesman said.
—City News Service