A suspect who pointed a gun at Los Angeles Police Department officers while trying to get away, was shot at by the officers and later arrested as he attempted to flee.
The incident occurred on June 1 around 5:30 p.m. in the 6200 block of 4th Avenue. Patrol officers responded to a call about a man who was suspected of committing an assault with a deadly weapon, and were informed that the suspect might be armed. At the location, they met briefly with a witness who directed the officers to a driveway in the 6300 block of 4th Avenue where suspect, Maurice Miles, 31, was standing.
The officers attempted to detain and question Miles, but he suddenly ran and then pointed a loaded handgun at the officers. The officers fired their guns at Miles but missed, and the suspect continued his attempt at fleeing. Authorities established a perimeter, and the suspect was eventually located and arrested with assistance from the Department’s K-9 Unit. Officers also recovered the suspect’s loaded revolver.
Miles was treated and released at a hospital for injuries he received from the police dog. The incident is being investigated by the LAPD Force Investigation Division, which is routine with officer-involved shootings.