Police officer, two civilians wounded in shooting at Arcadia home

Police officer, two civilians wounded in shooting at Arcadia home

A man suspected of shooting his brother and an Arcadia police officer was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff Wednesday night.

The man, who is in his 40s, was arrested around 10:40 p.m., said Deputy Miguel Meza, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson.

A source told The Times the officer was stable and was undergoing surgery at Huntington Memorial Hospital for a gunshot wound to the side of his face affecting his jaw area.

The incident in the 5200 block of Greenfield Avenue began around 5:45 p.m. when Arcadia police were called to a family disturbance involving a person armed with a gun, Meza said.

At some point during the incident, the suspect shot his brother and the officer, Meza said. A woman not related to the suspect was injured by shrapnel.

The suspect’s brother and the woman were also in stable condition, Meza said.

L.A. County deputies were first called at 6:02 p.m. to assist Arcadia police officers who were taking fire, said Deputy Brenda Serna, a Sheriff’s Department spokesperson.

Arcadia police confirmed that shots had been fired in the area, according to a Nixle alert issued just after 6:50 p.m., advising residents not to leave their homes unless contacted by police.

A law enforcement source told The Times that a gunman reportedly had people pinned down on Greenfield.

The residential street in southern Arcadia, just off the commercial stretch of Live Oak Avenue, was crowded with at least two black SWAT trucks and dozens of police cruisers as a helicopter circled overhead during the standoff.

Officers stood about in plain clothes and bulletproof vests as the incident dragged on.

Residents, returning from work, waited in growing numbers behind the police tape.

Tyler Nitz was leaving his job at a bank down the street when he saw police cars stream by. He turned on a scanner app on his phone and heard, “Shots fired,” “He’s shooting from the door and the window,” and “Officer down.”

Nitz followed the police cars to Greenfield, where he saw SWAT teams and armored vehicles surround a house. He did not hear any shooting.

He told The Times that a man had rushed toward the house in which the suspect appeared to be barricaded, yelling, “That’s my boy!”

Sal Zaragoza was driving on Live Oak Avenue when he saw Greenfield flooded with police vehicles. Police from agencies as far as La Verne, as well as what appeared to be a team of U.S. marshals, were swarming a house, he said.

Additional information about the incident, including the suspect’s identity, was not available Wednesday night.

Soruce : https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-08-10/arcadia-shooting-police-officer-and-civilians-wounded

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