LAPD release bodycam of a GTA suspect being fatally shot by police when he pointed a gun at officers
0:00 - Intro
0:20 - 911 call
4:22 - Body cam 1
15:39 - Body cam 2
17:22 - Body cam 3
17:41 - Body cam 4
18:01 - Body cam 5
18:24 - Dash cam 1
21:21 - Dash cam 2
A 25-year-old man fatally shot by police in South Los Angeles was identified Monday by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's Office.
Olban Perdomo Rodas died in the shooting that occurred shortly after 4:30 a.m. Sunday in the 6300 block of South Hoover Street, according to the medical examiner.
Police responded to the area in response to a call regarding a Grand Theft Auto suspect, according to Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department. The area is a few blocks west of the Harbor (110) Freeway.
When officers arrived, they found the suspect inside the victim's car, which was parked in the victim's driveway, police said.
"The vehicle windows were heavily tinted," according to a statement from police. "After officers gave verbal orders for Perdomo to exit the vehicle, which were ignored, they approached and opened the driver's door to make contact with Perdomo. Once the door was open, officers observed Perdomo's arm protruding from the back seat while holding a black handgun, prompting the officers to back away and request additional units."
According to police, the suspect eventually exited the vehicle holding a handgun, refusing demands that he drop the weapon. An officer fired a less-than-lethal round, but it failed to subdue him, police said, who said Rodas subsequently "pointed the handgun at the officers," prompting police to open fire.
Rodas was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Medical Examiner's Office and police.
According to police, the weapon was recovered at the scene, and it turned out to be a replica-style handgun loaded with metal pellets.