Los Angeles Police Shoot Suspect Who Raised Replica Rifle Toward Officers

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Los Angeles, California — On August 12, 2023, at around 8:17 p.m., Olympic Area uniformed patrol officers responded to a radio call of a “Man with a Gun” inside the convenience store, located at the 3400 block of West 6th Street. Upon arrival the suspect, later identified as 35-year-old, Taylor Dean Sanders, had left the location. At around 9:19 p.m., officers who were canvassing the area, observed Sanders on the south sidewalk of Wilshire Boulevard west of Kenmore Avenue, carrying what appeared to be a black assault rifle. As officers issued verbal commands to Sanders, he raised the rifle in the direction of the officers resulting in an Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS). Officers broadcast a “Help Call,” as Sanders fled the location on foot.

Responding uniform officers from Rampart and Olympic Division observed Sanders walking south on Vermont Avenue from Wilshire Boulevard. Officers began to follow Sanders on foot from behind the cover of their trailing police vehicles. As Sanders reached mid-block between Vermont Avenue and 7th Street, officers deployed both Bean Bag Shotguns and 40mm Less-Lethal Launchers (LLL) towards Sanders. Sanders again raised his rifle in the direction of the officers, which resulted in a second OIS. Sanders continued to flee south on Vermont Avenue to a multi-unit shopping center and parking lot located at the northeast corner of 7th Street and Vermont Avenue. Officers again deployed 40mm LLL towards Sanders and as Sanders again pointed his rifle in the direction of officers resulting in a third OIS.

Sanders barricaded himself in an open-air stairwell of the parking lot and refused to submit to commands. Metropolitan Division Special Weapon and Tactics (SWAT) personnel responded to the location and after a lengthy standoff, Sanders surrendered without incident. Sanders was transported to California Hospital Medical Center for treatment of gunshot wounds. Sanders was admitted and listed in stable condition. Sanders was booked for Brandishing an Imitation Firearm at officers. Two replica firearms were located, a black air soft gun in the appearance of a rifle and a black and orange butane lighter in the appearance of a small pistol were recovered from the scene and booked as evidence. No officers or other citizens were injured during this incident. Force Investigation Division (FID) investigators responded to the scene and are investigating this incident.

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0:00 – 911 Call
2:33 – Dashcam Footage #1
3:16 – Bodycam: Officer #1
4:37 – Dashcam Footage #2
5:52 – Bodycam: Officer #2
7:08 – Bodycam: Officer #1
9:03 – Dashcam Footage #3
11:15 – Bodycam: Officer #3
11:46 – Bodycam: Officer #4
12:18 – Surveillance Footage
13:32 – Bodycam: Officer #5
14:42 – Bodycam: Officer #6
15:07 – Bodycam: Officer #7
16:07 – Bodycam: Officer #8
16:52 – Surveillance Footage
17:16 – LAPD Spot Robot
22:58 – Bodycam: Officer #9
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20 thoughts on “Los Angeles Police Shoot Suspect Who Raised Replica Rifle Toward Officers

  1. @7:31 – what a panicked & chaotic mess! No one is in charge. Some think it's a fake rifle. Some cops (or just one) are shooting from so far away. Cars are a complete block away from the suspect. It just seems like a cluster f*ck at the moment.

  2. Kids, no matter how fun they promised you drugs will be, don't try it. Even 1 time use can Fck u up or you become like this dude. Those ahole that told you to try it, they will ghost and laugh behind ur back. GL kids🎻

  3. In the old LAPD days, before the required checklists, the suspect would have been taken out with the 2 Ton Millimeter (black and white) as he crossed the street. It would have been justified because the suspect appeared to be armed and walking towards innocent bystanders.

  4. How to get officers killed…. less lethal is not the tool you use when someone has a rifle and points it at you.
    Doesn't matter if its fake or not as thats not something you can say for certain at range with poor light.
    Not to mention the number of potential hostage situations this could have lead to, take out the threat and not prolong it.

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