OIS Update in Pasadena

A police officer shot and killed a young Pasadena man near the intersection of Washington and Mentone, officials said Thursday. Police said they shot the man after he opened fire on them. A young woman is in custody.

An unruly crowd and several television crews are making crowd control difficult for the Pasadena Police Department, according to reports from the scene. The shooting is the second OIS in Pasadena in the last several months.

Not sure if this is a training issue or a matter of bad timing. Perhaps Chief Barney Melekian will address some of the issues raised at the scene.

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Innocent bystander killed in Chino shootout

Police attempting to stop a robbery get involved in a shootout that left one man dead. The suspected robbers have San Gabriel Valley ties according to this story, which ran in Tuesday’s Daily Bulletin:

CHINO – An innocent bystander on Sunday was killed during a shootout involving police and two men who had attempted to rob a restaurant.

A Chino police officer and two suspects in the robbery were also hospitalized following the incident.

Police said Daniel Baledran, 21, of Rubidoux was shot to death by a police officer during the shootout near the Papa John’s restaurant on 12615 Central Avenue.

Baledran was in the immediate area of the restaurant when the shots were fired and was considered an “innocent victim,” said Michelle Van Der Linden, Chino public information officer.

Police officers initially thought Baledran was part of the robbery, but investigators later determined he was not.


On Monday evening, the suspects – Edward Cisneros of La Mirada and Joel Anthony Jaquez of Hacienda Heights, both about 28 years old – were in critical condition and awaiting surgery, Van Der Linden said.  

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Sierra Madre officer involved shooting

Sheriff’s homicide detectives are in Sierra Madre this evening to investigate an officer involved shooting that resulted in a man being seriously wounded, officials said.

The shooting occurred in the 200 block of West Sierra Madre Boulevard at 3:36 this morning.

According to the sheriff’s department a Sierra Madre police officer on patrol early Friday recovered a stolen Nissan Murano. it had been reported missing in Pacifica, a town in Northern California.

The officer had the vehicle towed to a garage at the police department. When the officeer opened the locked car, he was confronted by a suspect who had been hiding under a blanket in the rear of the Murano.

The cop fired and shot and wounded the suspect.

The suspect was only identified as a 46-year-old man. He was struck in the upper body and taken to the hospital, officials said.

The officer was not injured, officials said.

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OIS in Pasadena *

There’s been an officer involved shooting in Pasadena, at least according to our newsroom scanner.

Sounds like the event took place somewhere in the 1200 block of Glenoak. I’ll update as I know more.

*apparently the shooting took place in the 1300 block of Wierfield.

*A field show up of some sort has occurred. There is apparently someone in custody.



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OIS in Rosemead under investigation

There was an OIS in Rosemead that resulted in deputies killing a stabbing suspect. Here’s what we are reporting:

ROSEMEAD, Calif. (AP)  Authorities say Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a stabbing suspect who charged at them with a metal pole in a Rosemead home. 

Sheriff’s Sgt. Anthony Haynes says deputies found a wounded female stabbing victim late Tuesday night and tracked down the suspect about 45 minutes later. 

Lt. Liam Gallagher tells reporters the man charged out of a bathroom at deputies and hit one of them with the pole, injuring the deputy on his arm. 

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OIS in Pico overnight

Here’s what we’ve posted in the Whittier Daily News. Very few datails have emerged in the wake of the shooting:

PICO RIVERA – Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said a deputy was involved in a shooting at about 12:53 Wednesday morning at Rosemead Boulevard and Reichling Lane in Pico Rivera.

No sheriff’s deputies were injured in the incident, but officials have declined to say whether any suspect was hurt or killed.

According to a sheriff’s press release, “two male hispanic adults” are listed as suspects in the incident.

The department has sent internal affairs investigators to the scene to learn more about what happened, according to the press release. Sgt. Rich Pena said the department will soon provide more details.

At least two bullet holes were visible in a truck belonging to a neighbor, and officials towed another car from the driveway.

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Michael Cho surveillance video

At his press conference this morning, attorney Mark Geragos replayed video from a Korean language newscast showing the last minutes of Michael Cho’s life.

Cho was shot and killed in a confrontation with police officers outside a La Habra liquor store during the holidays.

An investigation by the Orange County DA’s office backed the police officers who took part in the shooting. Geragos is hoping a civil suit against the PD will get Cho’s grieving family some money.

Here’s a YouTube video of the channel 18 broadcast. (Note: it’s delivered in Korean) You can clearly see Cho approach the officers. The shooting takes place off camera. I’m sure some of the officers who read this blog can provide a blow-by-blow explaining the tactics used by the two officers in the video…

Video on the jump

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Geragos to file suit in Cho case

The strange case of Michael Cho is about to go big time as celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos takes the family’s case to court.

Geragos is scheduled to hold a press conference in Los Angeles at 11 a.m. today to discuss his case against the La Habra Police Department for their handling of the incident.

There’s a Justice for Michael Cho web site that’s cropped up as well.

I’ll update this after the press conference… looks like Geragos is going to release a video of the actual incident.

Some local connections in the case. La Habra Police Chief Dennis Kies if a former member of the Baldwin Park PD

Michael Cho attended Walnut High School.



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Alhambra OIS

We’re following this story as it develops. Officers told reporter Tania Chatila that the woman is still not identified. But somehow they know she was 52-years-old:

ALHAMBRA – Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a woman by a California Highway Patrol officer Tuesday night after the woman allegedly brandished a fake handgun.

The incident occurred about 11 p.m. off the 10 Freeway near Hellman and Garfield avenues.

Authorities believe the woman – who has not been identified – pulled out a replica handgun prompting the officer to fire back.

The woman died at the scene, according to reports.

No further details were immediately available.


This from the Associated Press:

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) _ A California Highway Patrol officer has shot and killed a woman during an Alhambra traffic stop after she pulled what turned out to be a replica handgun.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Aura Sierra says the shooting just off Interstate 10 east of downtown Los Angeles occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Sheriff’s investigators remained on the scene Wednesday morning at Hellman and Garfield avenues.

KTLA television says the CHP officer spotted the woman’s red BMW speeding on the freeway and made a traffic stop just off the interstate.

Investigators say the woman pulled out what appeared to be a handgun and the CHP officer, fearing for his life, shot her. Sierra says the woman was declared dead at a nearby hospital.

The woman’s name hasn’t been released.


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