At 6:00pm, on February 26, a Los Angeles Police Reserve Officer assigned to Rampart Area, shot and killed his son, who attacked him during an argument.
Twelve-year reserve Officer Fernando Macias, was at his home in the city of Monrovia. He and his son, Brian Macias, 17, became involved in an argument, during which Brian grabbed a large glass framed picture off a wall and attacked Macias with the frame. As Brian advanced on Macias, he attempted to strike him with the framed picture. Macias backed up a flight of stairs and fired one round at Brian. The round struck Brian in the chest and he fell to the floor.
Los Angeles County Fire Department Paramedics responded to the residence and pronounced Brian dead at scene.
Detectives from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department responded and assumed investigative responsibility for the criminal investigation. The Los Angeles Police Department’s Force Investigation Division (FID) also responded and assumed responsibility for the administrative investigation. LASD took custody of officer Macias’s handgun at scene.