Wanted suspect leads LAPD on a pursuit before an officer involved shooting occured
On May 17, 2022, around 1:15 p.m., Operation West Bureau (OWB), Surveillance Task Force personnel, were conducting a surveillance operation on a named Assault with a Deadly Weapon (ADW) suspect, who was also wanted on a Fugitive Warrant with the United States Marshals.
OWB task force personnel directed an Olympic Division patrol unit to attempt a traffic stop in the area of Alvarado Avenue and Temple Street. The suspect failed to stop his vehicle and shortly after, collided with an unrelated vehicle resulting in his vehicle being disabled.
he suspect exited his vehicle armed with a firearm and carjacked a nearby vehicle. The suspect fled from the officers in the stolen vehicle when he collided with another vehicle near the intersection of 3rd St and Union Avenue.
The suspect exited the stolen vehicle, still armed with a firearm in his hand resulting in an Officer-Involved Shooting. The suspect fled on foot into a multi-complex gated property and an additional OIS occurred. Officers were able to take the suspect into custody without further incident.
The suspect was not struck by gunfire.
The suspect was identified as 43-year-old Jaime Vendivel, a resident of Los Angeles. Vendivel was transported to a local hospital for complained of injury to his upper torso area resulting from the traffic collision.
Vendivel’s loaded semi-automatic handgun was recovered at scene and will be booked as evidence.
No officers or bystanders were injured during the incident.