Armed suspect who led police on a foot pursuit in South LA pointed a gun at officers leading to a OIS
The Los Angeles Police Department Saturday identified an armed suspect who allegedly led police on a foot pursuit in South Los Angeles and pointed a gun at an officer, leading to a no-hit, officer-involved shooting.
The suspect now in custody was identified in a police press release as Genhgis Stevenson. The sheriff’s online custody record shows Stevenson’s first name spelled Genghis, his age 45 and his bail set at $200,000.
Stevenson was booked for suspicion of assault with a firearm on a police officer, LAPD Officer Drake Madison told City News Service.
Officers from the LAPD’s 77th Area Gang Enforcement Detail were in the area of 76th Place and Wadsworth Avenue at 10:10 p.m. Friday, when they saw a man “clutching his waistband, and believed he was in possession of a firearm,” according to an updated LAPD statement.
The suspect ran away and led officers on a pursuit east on 76th Place, police said.
“Stevenson produced a firearm while running and tripped over a trash can, falling onto the roadway on 76th Place,” police said. “As the officers approached him, Stevenson pointed a firearm at one of the officers, resulting in an officer-involved shooting. Stevenson appeared to throw his firearm underneath a nearby parked vehicle. As additional officers arrived at scene, Stevenson was taken into custody without further incident.”
A loaded black Taurus Model PT111G2a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun was recovered, police said.