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OFFICER DOWN: Gang Member Shoots and Kills LA Police Officer



Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, July 27, 2019


LOS ANGELES, Calif --Police Officer Juan Diaz, age 24, was shot and killed shortly after midnight in the area of Avenue 26 and Humboldt Street after taking law enforcement action when he observed several men vandalizing a wall. 6a00d8341bf7d953ef01a3fcef1127970b-800wi

He was eating with friends when he observed the man tagging a wall with gang graffiti. He approached the man and told him to stop. A short time later the man returned with others, confronted Officer Diaz and his friends, and brandished a handgun. The man then opened fire on the group as they tried to leave the area, killing Officer Diaz and wounding his girlfriend's brother.

The man fled the area and remains at large.

Officer Diaz had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for two years and was assigned to the Professional Standards Bureau.


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published | July 31, 2019