LAPD Releases Footage of Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting

KNX 1070
October 02, 2019 - 4:35 pm

The LAPD has released dramatic security and officer-worn body camera video of a deadly police shooting in El Sereno.

The video shows a man walking on E. Alhambra Avenue near Lombardy Blvd. on August 28 at 11:25 p.m. A marked police car pulls up to the red light and stops. Video shows the man walk towards the officers, pull out a handgun and shoot at the officers in the patrol car, from just a few feet away.

The gunfire hits the patrol car at the base of the driver's side window, barely missing the officers.

 The patrol car drives off, and the officers call for back-up. The ensuing video shows two police shootouts which ends with the suspect shot.

He died at a hospital. 

The suspect is identified as​ Roberto Rene Gabriel, 33. Police said he was a member of a local street gang with an arrest history that includes robbery, evading a peace officer and possession of an automatic weapon.

The shooting is under an internal investigation.