Police Launch Review of Thursday Night Officer Involved Shooting in Which No One Was Injured

Published : Friday, May 3, 2019 | 4:46 PM

Pasadena police said late Friday that consistent with Department protocols the review of a Thursday night officer-involved shooting has already begun.

During the 10:03 p.m. incident, an officer opened fire at a car he had pursued northbound on North Raymond Avenue which had crashed on Woodbury Road. The suspect’s vehicle had spun around during the collision and faced officers as they pulled up to the scene, police said in a statement.

When officers ordered the driver and passenger to get out of the vehicle, the suspects allegedly did not cooperate. The driver restarted the vehicle and attempted to flee in the direction of officers, police said.

One officer then fired two shots at the car. No one was injured. The two suspects surrendered and were arrested.

Police have now identified the suspects as two 17-year-old boys, one residing in Pasadena and the other in El Monte. The driver was booked into Juvenile Hall while the passenger was released to a family member.

As the investigation got underway Friday, Pasadena Police Chief John E. Perez promised that “in the coming weeks, body worn camera as well as in-car camera video, and other evidence will be made public for the community to review.”

“We stand by our officers as this incident is being investigated from the criminal, administrative, and civil standpoint,” Perez said. “My officers were courageous in their efforts to protect the public and control a hazardous scene doing the everyday tasks you would expect from your police department.”

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241 or Detective Brian Montiglio at (626) 744-4511.

To provide information anonymously, call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or report via your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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