Parole Officer Shoots Parolee After Attempted Knife Attack

Los Angeles Coutny Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are continuing their investigation into an officer involved shooting involving a California Department of Corrections parole officer which occurred on February 17, 2012, in Duarte.

Detectives have learned that parole officers were looking for a parole violator and believed they located him in the 1900 block of Huntington Drive. A plain clothed parole officer was on the sidewalk attempting to confirm that the man was the individual they were seeking. While doing so, the suspect approached the officer, pulled a knife on him, and demanded the officer’s cell phone. The parole officer identified himself at which time the suspect came at him with the knife. In fear for his safety, the parole officer fired multiple times, striking the suspect several times in the upper torso.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition. The parole officer was not injured and a knife was recovered. When the suspect, who has not been identified, is released from the hospital, he will be booked on charges of Attempted Robbery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer, and violation of parole.

February 23, 2012

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