LAPD Detective and a Man He May Have Shot Both in Critical Condition

February 15, 2019 - 4:41 pm

(KNX 1070) -- A severely injured LAPD detective and a man he may have shot during a fight on Skid Row are in critical condition today, and investigators are having a tough time piecing together what happened.

The incident began early Thursday morning when a man walked into LAPD central division saying he had been shot in a fight at 6th and San Julian. Officers responding there found a man with no ID who had been beaten until he was almost unrecognizable. Both were taken to a hospital.

Sgt Barry Montgomery says it was not determined for several more hours that the beating victim was an off duty LAPD Detective and getting information from either man has been a problem.

There was no sign of the detective’s, badge, a California ID or gun at the scene.

Detectives are still working the Skid Row area to try and find video from building cameras or witnesses who can help them figure out what went on.