Arcadia, CA – A gunman shot an Arcadia police officer in the face and wounded two civilians on Wednesday night, leading to a nearly five-hour standoff.
The incident began at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Aug. 10, when the Arcadia Police Department (APD) received a report of a disturbance between family members in the 5200-block of Greenfield Avenue, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The caller said that one of the individuals involved in the disturbance was armed with a gun, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LACSD) Deputy Miguel Meza said.
When police arrived at the scene, a suspect described as a man in his 40s opened fire on them, hitting one officer in the face, KTTV reported.
Police said the suspect also shot his own brother during the ordeal, according to the Los Angeles Times.
A woman who was not related to the gunman was also wounded by shrapnel.
APD Lieutenant Brett Bourgeous said during a news conference on Wednesday night that the officers did not return fire, KABC reported.
The wounded victims were all rushed to the hospital.
Meanwhile, area law enforcement agencies responded to the scene to evacuate nearby residences as the standoff between the gunman and police ensued.
A helicopter circled the home from above while dozens of patrol vehicles and at least two SWAT trucks were positioned in the residential streets near the standoff, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The LACSD’s Special Enforcement Bureau and SWAT also responded to help negotiate the suspect’s surrender, according to KABC.
The gunman ultimately gave up and was taken into custody at approximately 10:45 p.m.
His identity was not immediately released.
The officer who was shot in the face was listed in stable condition on Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Times reported.
He was undergoing surgery at Huntington Memorial Hospital to repair damage to his jaw area, sources told the news outlet.
The wounded hero has been with the APD for approximately six months, KABC reported.
The other two wounded victims were also listed in stable condition.
The victims’ identities were not immediately released.
Police said a second officer suffered an ankle injury during the incident and was transported to a local hospital for treatment, KABC reported.
#BREAKING #Arcadia: @ArcadiaPD officer shot in the face, female relative shot and another person hit by shrapnel by suspect who remains barricaded. Officer has been with Dept for six months and was with #LASD for three years prior. pic.twitter.com/hd6a73HE8p
— Robert Kovacik (@RobertNBCLA) August 11, 2022
UPDATE! Current situation: Major response to barricades suspect who allegedly shot two officers and two civilians.
LASD, La Verne PD, Glendora PD, Monrovia PD & Baldwin Park PD assisting Arcadia PD.
Arcadia PD officer is in stable condition after being shot in his mouth. pic.twitter.com/Cm864HUqX3
— 🦅mai🇨🇦ke 🦅 (@maike809588) August 11, 2022
Swat on scene in Arcadia where a police officer was shot while responding to a call, per Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept.
Suspect barricaded inside home.
Victims transported to Huntington Memorial in Pasadena pic.twitter.com/Zbmilq7FsP
— MarlaTellez (@MarlaTellez) August 11, 2022
— The Modern Times of Long Beach 🌎 (@ModernTimesLB) August 11, 2022
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