Jonathan Magana Death – During a fight in the city’s Lincoln Heights neighborhood on Wednesday night, three Los Angeles Police Department officers were shot, and a suspect was later found dead, according to police officials. The incident happened at Mission Road and North Broadway around 6 o’clock. It was anticipated that all three cops would live. According to LAPD Assistant Chief Al Labrada, officers from the Hollenbeck station were called to the 3800 block of Broadway on Wednesday afternoon around 3:50 p.m. to look for a parolee who had escaped custody.
Police located suspect
Labrada made the announcement at a news conference outside the L.A. County-USC Medical Center on Wednesday night. Police located the suspect, who they claim was resistant to orders and called the Metropolitan Division to request a K-9 unit. The defendant was gassed by the police but continued to defy their orders, according to Labrada.
The Metropolitan Division’s K-9 team was made up entirely of the policemen who were shot. Other cops removed them from the firing line after they were struck, according to law enforcement sources. They were transported by ambulance to the hospital. All three of the cops, according to Labrada, were able to talk, and their families were present at the hospital. An unknown number of police officers opened fire on the man at some point during the confrontation, according to Labrada.
Some hours after the officers were shot on Wednesday night, the suspect’s death was verified by police officials. The officials named him Jonathan Magana on Thursday. His death’s cause and manner weren’t made public. According to Labrada, the Robbery-Homicide Division of the LAPD is looking into the shooting that injured the officers, while the Force Investigation Division of the LAPD is looking into the incident that involved the police.
According to court documents and law enforcement officials, Magana had a significant criminal history and was charged in January with violence on a police officer and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person in connection with an incident that occurred late last year.
Suspect found guilty
Magana was found guilty of two felony robbery offenses in February 2020 that were related to events that took place in 2019. For the first count, he received a 4-year sentence, and for the second, a year in county jail. He was found guilty of trafficking methamphetamine in 2014. Following the gunshot, police officers, some of whom were dressed in full tactical gear, flooded the Lincoln Heights location where blockades had been put up.
Residents were advised to stay inside and lock their doors via a helicopter broadcast. Just before 8 o’clock in the evening, armored vehicle-equipped special weapons and a tactics squad arrived at the location. Michel Moore, the chief of the LAPD, tweeted that he was keeping an eye on the night’s activities. While police closed off portions of Valley Boulevard close to the ongoing murder scene, drones and helicopters circled an empty Lincoln Park Recreation Center.
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