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January 22, 2020
Law Enforcement News

Suspect Stabs Texas Officer, Is Fatally Shot
A Denton officer fatally shot a man armed with a frying pan and a cleaver who had stabbed a police officer and begun advancing toward other officers inside of an apartment complex early Tuesday morning, police said. The suspect, the injured officer and the officer who shot the suspect weren't identified Tuesday morning. The officer who shot the suspect is a six-year veteran of the department and the injured officer is new to Denton but has more than 10 years of previous law enforcement experience, police said. Officers were dispatched around 3 a.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of Inman Street, where multiple 911 callers had reported a man was banging on numerous doors and asking people to open them, as well as shattering all the light fixtures in a hallway with a frying pan.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Hit-and-Run Driver Slams Into NYPD Officer, Fractures Officer's Leg
A hit-and-run driver slammed into an NYPD officer, fracturing his leg after he'd pulled over another motorist on a Lower East Side street Tuesday, police said. The plainclothes housing officer was driving a vehicle disguised as an Uber when he and his partner pulled over a Mercedes for a headlight violation on E. Houston St. at Ave. D. about 7:45 p.m. As the officers spoke to the driver outside their vehicles, an out-of-control minivan barreled into rear of the officers' car, police sources said. The impact crunched the cop between his own vehicle and the stopped Mercedes, said Ali Latif, the Mercedes driver. “It played out slow in my head. One cop went down and we jumped out of the way," said Latif, 32, an asbestos removal worker on his way home to the Bronx. “While we were talking a black minivan swerved close. It smacked into the rear of the cop's car. It slammed into the officer,” Latif said. “He got pinned hard. It was his legs.”
New York Daily News

Man Shot And Killed In Downtown LA
Homicide detectives are investigating a deadly shooting in downtown Los Angeles that occurred late Tuesday night. The victim was described by LAPD as a black male adult but no age or name was given. The shooting was reported at about 10:30 p.m. in the area of 5th Street and San Julian Street. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. SkyFOX aerial footage showed multiple tents used by the homeless population lining up the sidewalks surrounding the area. Police are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the death. It's unknown if any arrests have been made. Authorities did not immediately release information about the suspect. The investigation is ongoing.
FOX 11

19-Year-Old Man Arrested In Shooting Death Of 15-Year-Old Boy In Highland Park
A man was arrested last week in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy in Highland Park, the Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday. Officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 5700 block of Fayette Street about 7:55 p.m. Jan. 6 and found the teenager suffering from a gunshot wound, according to an LAPD news release. Paramedics later pronounced the boy dead at the scene, the release stated. The teenager was later identified by the L.A. County coroner's office as Jospeh Lopez. Archi Chavez, 19, was identified as a suspect in the shooting and arrested on suspicion of killing the boy on Jan. 13, police said. Chavez was booked into a Los Angeles jail on $3 million bail and charged with one count of murder by the L.A. County District Attorney's Office, according to LAPD and county inmate records.

Woman Arrested After Inadvertently Striking Friend In Deadly ‘Road Rage' Incident In Hollywood: LAPD
A road rage incident turned deadly after two women in a sedan got into a fight with a motorcyclist in Hollywood and followed him to a residential street, where one of the women inadvertently fatally struck the other with their car, officials said Tuesday. The strange series of events began around 12:30 a.m. on Sunset Avenue in Hollywood, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Two women, both 26, were in a Mercedes-Benz when they became involved in an altercation with a man on a motorcycle, according to LAPD. The pair, who were friends, followed the motorcyclist to the 1300 block of Martel Avenue, Capt. Brian Wendling told KTLA. That's where the passenger exited the Mercedes and confronted the motorcycle driver, Wendling said. The woman behind the wheel then tried to drive away, police said, but she crashed into a tree on a sidewalk in front of a residential complex.

Assault Suspect Arrested Following Barricade In Glassell Park
A man wanted on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon was arrested Tuesday after barricading himself for about five hours in a residence in the Glassell Park area. Officers went to the 3000 block of Drew Street about 5 a.m. to serve a warrant, but the man refused to come outside, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Some nearby residences were evacuated, and traffic was routed away from the area as officers tried to get the suspect to surrender. The man surrendered about 10 a.m., according to the LAPD. His name was not immediately released. The man was wanted for allegedly brandishing a firearm at another motorist, according to reports from the scene.

Family Of Missing Rancho Palos Verdes Woman Pleading For Public's Help In Finding Her
Family members of a missing Rancho Palos Verdes woman are asking for the public's help in finding her. Brianna Kaye Capillo, 33, was last seen at her home on the 50 block of Cayuse Lane on Jan 12. She suffers from schizophrenia and hasn't been taking her medication. Her family said they are worried about her. Capillo is described as 4'9", 130 lbs., with blonde hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with information as to Capillo's whereabouts is urged to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous.

Officials Seek Girls Across CA Contacted Online By Ex-Marine Charged In 16-Year-Old's Death
Authorities believe a former Marine from Oceanside killed a 16-year-old Central Valley girl he met online last year and left her body in a field, and they're now searching for other girls across the state he contacted on social media. Codi Slayton, 19, appeared in a Madera courtroom Tuesday to face a first-degree murder charge in the death of Josephine Jimenez, according to KTLA sister station KGPE in Fresno. Jimenez was found dead Oct. 22, on an agricultural property in southern Madera County. Her body was in poor condition and dental records had to be used to positively identify her body, Sheriff Jay Varney told KGPE. “To find (a case) like this, where someone with very little or no runaway history ends up deceased, it's very unusual,” Varney said. Jimenez's parents told KGPE they last saw their daughter when she left their Madera home Oct. 13, a Sunday.

Public Safety News

Magnitude-3.6 Quake Shakes San Fernando Valley
Firefighters and police officers fanned out across Los Angeles this morning after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.6 struck two miles north-northeast of Granada Hills, but no major infrastructure damage was reported. The quake was reported at 11:41 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Caltech Seismological Laboratory. The Los Angeles Fire Department went into its earthquake emergency mode with “fire department vehicles and helicopters patrolling our 470 square-mile jurisdiction to identify any damage or emergency needs,” the department's Nicholas Prange said. As of 12:45 a.m., “LAFD has concluded the systematic survey of the City of Los Angeles by ground and air, and is pleased to report that no major infrastructure damage was noted by our personnel in the City of Los Angeles, and that there has been no loss of life or serious injury that we can directly attribute to the… earthquake,” Prange said.
Los Angeles Daily News

Meet The California Firefighters Helping Australia Battle Epic Bush Fires
It was a rare victory for the seasoned Americans battling flames Down Under. Beneath a green eucalyptus canopy in the country's Australian Alps, the continent's tallest mountain range dividing New South Wales and Victoria, some of America's most versatile firefighters, mostly from Southern California, are laboring to help the Australians gain the upper hand against their worst fire season ever. The work, up until Saturday afternoon, had not always been fruitful for these two dozen firefighters, nearly all of them from the Angeles National Forest. Weekly lightning storms have sparked new fires beyond their defensive positions, and even some older fires have spread so quickly they have outrun crews finishing containment lines. But that afternoon, word crackled over the radio that a containment line they'd dug days before had held up, stopping another blaze's progress. It was their first success since arriving in Australia on Jan. 8.
Los Angeles Times

Local Government News

L.A. City Council Votes To Ask MLB To Award 2017, 2018 World Series Titles To Dodgers
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ask the commissioner of baseball to award the Dodgers the 2017 and 2018 World Series titles after Major League Baseball punished the Houston Astros for cheating and continues to investigate the Boston Red Sox for possible misconduct. The resolution, co-sponsored by Councilmen Gil Cedillo and Paul Koretz, originated after Commissioner Rob Manfred released a nine-page report on Jan. 13 detailing how the Astros used technology in violation of baseball rules to steal opposing teams' pitching signs during the 2017 season. Both councilmen said the resolution is symbolic and represents a larger ideological fight. With President Trump impeached and wealthy families facing charges in the college admissions scandal, Koretz said he hopes the resolution sets an example that cheating shouldn't be tolerated.
Los Angeles Times

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