LAPD Cop Shoots Man Brandishing a Toy Airsoft Rifle Outside His Home
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Los Angeles, California — On September 17, 2022, 19-year-old Luis Herrera, called 911 twice requesting police be sent to his house and complaining that his father was allegedly drunk and beating his mother. Body camera footage shows two police officers arriving at the Los Angeles home at approximately 1:20pm. As the officers approached the residence, Herrera came out the front door holding what appeared to be a black rifle. The officers gave Herrera commands to drop the rifle, however, Herrera did not comply.
Herrera shouldered the rifle and pointed it at the officers, resulting in an OIS. Herrera was struck by gunfire and fell to the ground. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics arrived and pronounced Herrera deceased. No officers or bystanders were injured during this incident. It was later determined the rifle Herrera was holding during the OIS was an airsoft rifle that shoots plastic projectiles. In addition to the airsoft rifle that Herrera was brandishing, officers also recovered an airsoft pistol at the scene of the officer involved shooting.
Following the incident, investigators said that there was no domestic violence between the 19-year-old’s mother and father, contrary to what Herrera had reported during the initial 911 reports.
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0:00 - 911 Call
1:51 - Surveillance Footage
2:37 - Bodycam: Officer #1
6:25 - Bodycam: Officer #2
10:16 - Bodycam: Officer #3