LAPD release bodycam of officers shooting a man who was armed with an assault rifle and shotgun

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On September 27, 2023, around 4:02 p.m., 77th Street Division officers assigned to the Gang Enforcement Detail responded to a radio call of an “Assault with a Deadly Weapon (ADW) shooting” to the area of 73rd Street and Towne Avenue. Additional information was broadcast describing the suspect as a male black wearing all black clothing, riding a bicycle, wearing a ski mask, and armed with two shotguns. A second suspect was described as wearing a green jacket, on a bicycle, and armed with a handgun.

As the officers searched the area, they observed a bicycle on the ground in the rear parking of the single-story apartment complex located on the 400 block of East 76th Street. The officers exited their vehicle to further investigate and made contact with a suspect, later identified as 36-year-old Devon Henderson, who was wearing all black clothing and a “Gator” style face mask. Henderson was holding both an assault rifle and a shotgun.

The officers immediately gave Henderson numerous verbal commands to drop the weapons, but Henderson refused. The officers continued to give commands as Henderson turned away and proceeded through a walkway of the complex. The officers maintained a view of Henderson and as Henderson neared the end of the complex, he turned and looked toward the officers, while still holding the weapons, and an OIS occurred. Henderson was struck by gunfire, and he was taken into custody without further incident.

The Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the location and transported Henderson to a local hospital, where he was treated for the gunshot wound and is listed in stable condition.

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