Cops in Los Angeles are responding to calls that a cop has been shot in the Laurel Canyon area of the Hollywood Hills, reports NBC Los Angeles.
Per sources: Suspect in Hollywood Hills who shot at LAPD officer has been pronounced dead at scene.
— Andrew Blankstein (@anblanx) March 24, 2014
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The Attack Happened in Laurel Canyon
A massive police presence has been seen responding the area around Laurel Canyon. Cops responded to an address on the 8100 block of Gould Avenue in the neighborhood. According to My Fox LA, the LAPD have issued a citywide tactical alert, meaning all officers on duty must remain so until the alert is over. A reporter with The Los Angeles Times, Kate Mather, has confirmed that the suspect is holed up in the house in Laurel Canyon.
2. A Female Officer Was Shot
It is not known if a a suspect is in custody. Only one female officer has been shot in the attack. She was hit by bullet shrapnel in the arm and face. Her injury has been described as a “non-threatening” graze. Another person has been transported to hospital in relation to the incident.
Spoke with our wounded officer. Thankfully she is doing well. Please keep her & our officers in your thoughts & prayers. @LAPDHollywood
— Chief Charlie Beck (@LAPDChiefBeck) March 24, 2014
3. It All Started Due to a Domestic Dispute
NBC Los Angeles reporter Mekahlo Medina, has tweeted that injured cop was responding to a domestic dispute call.
— Margaret Carrero (@MargaretCarrero) March 24, 2014
4. Don’t Go Near the Hollywood Hills Right Now
The roads all around Mullholland Drive in Laurel Canyon have been closed off due to the massive police presence as the siege unfolds.
— THE L.A. SCENE (@TheLAScene) March 24, 2014
5. Laurel Canyon Has Had a Violent History
Laurel Canyon was the site of the infamous Wonderland murders involving porn star John Holmes in 1981.