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Los Angeles, California — On Monday, April 9, 2018 at 10:06 a.m., LAPD Topanga Division received a LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System alert corresponding to a 1997 Ford Explorer. Officers Oscar Granillo and Eduardo Guillen began following the stolen vehicle. As the Explorer prepared to make a left turn, both officers observed the driver (later identified as 29-year-old Daniel Carver) furtively reach toward the passenger side of the vehicle. Granillo broadcast a request for Air Support and additional units based on that movement. Granillo and Guillen activated their patrol vehicle’s emergency lights and siren in order to initiate a high risk traffic stop. Carver failed to yield, and a pursuit ensued. Air patrol tracked Carver and his vehicle and subsequently advised Granillo and Guillen to back off from the Explorer. After losing sight of the Explorer, Granillo and Guillen were advised the Explorer had turned east into an alley, and the driver had abandoned the car and was hiding in vegetation on the north side of the alley.
Granillo and Guillen eventually located Carver crouched in the vegetation, holding a soft-sided cooler in front of him. Carver looked in the officers’ direction, then began running. Granillo and Guillen began pursuing Carver on foot. The officers shouted commands at Carver during the foot pursuit, stating they would tase or shoot him if he did not stop. Carver said, “No,” in response to their orders, and continued running. While running, Carver held his cooler bag in front of him with the strap over his left shoulder and periodically looked back over his right shoulder. At one point, Carver slowed his pace. He then removed a stainless steel .38 caliber revolver from the cooler bag, turned to his left, and faced the officers. Carver held the revolver with a two-handed grip, pointed it at the officers, and fired. Granillo and Guillen immediately unholstered their pistols, dropped to the ground, and simultaneously returned fire at Carver.
Carver fell to the ground then rose to a seated position while pointing his revolver at the officers. He then attempted to stand as both officers continued to fire. Carver subsequently fell face down to the ground and lost control of the revolver, which landed three feet from him. Guillen sustained a gunshot wound to his left leg. He was transported to Northridge Hospital where he was examined and ultimately admitted. A one millimeter metallic fragment was identified in the gunshot wound, but medical staff opted not to recover the fragment. Guillen was released from the hospital on April 10, 2018. Granillo sustained abrasions to his right elbow and upper forearm as a result of his fall to the pavement. He was transported to Northridge Hospital. Medical staff treated Granillo for his abrasions and released him. Carver was pronounced deceased at the scene on April 9, 2018.
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