LAPD Officer Injured, 1 Man Dead After Domestic Dispute Call

A female LAPD officer sustained non life-threatening injuries and one man was dead Monday after police responded to a domestic dispute in the Hollywood Hills.

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An ambulance and police cars were on the scene of an officer-involved-shooting in the Hollywood Hills. (Credit: KTLA)

Officers responded to a call at the 8100 block of Gould Avenue in the Hollywood Hills (map) around 8:05 a.m., according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Rosario Herrera.

When officers responded to the scene, a male attempted to harm officers with a gun and they returned fire, Hollywood Division Patrol Capt. Cory Palka said.

The wounded officer was transported to a local hospital and was in “very good condition” and likely injured by fragments, not a gunshot wound, Palka said. The officer has been with the department for 14 years.

A SWAT team made entry to the home around 12:30 p.m. and found a dead male of unknown age and ethnicity, LAPD Sgt. Frank Preciado said. 

The man had gunshot wounds and it was not known if they were self-inflicted or from the initial responding officers, Preciado said. 

“Possibly shot either earlier today, or it could had been have been self-indicted,” Preciado said. “We don’t know, that’s why we have a Force Investigation Division there.” 

The man who died had been identified by early Monday evening, but the coroner’s officer was not releasing his name until his family was notified. He was described as a 27-year-old white male, according to a coroner’s official.

Another man who was at the home was transported to the hospital, Preciado said.

It was unclear how many people were involved in the dispute.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed at least a dozen police cruisers near the scene.

LAPD West Bureau was placed on citywide tactical alert, allowing the department to redistribute “on-duty officers to achieve personnel levels necessary for controlling an emergency,” according to the LAPD Media Relations Handbook. All other areas were on “modified tactical alert.”

Firefighters were assisting the LAPD on Gould Avenue, according to Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

KTLA’s Christina Pascucci contributed to this article.