The Los Angeles Police Department has recently released Body camera footage in relation to the shooting of a man in August, hoping to set the record straight with the public.
The officer-involved shooting, which took place on August 19, happened when LAPD officers were dispatched to a residence by the father of Carlos Torres Jr., a 39-year-old sporting a sickle and hammer tattoo on his throat. Torres’ father reported that his son likely had a firearm with him and could be dangerous.
Initially amicable with law enforcement when the police came to the door, Torres quickly became more evasive, and eventually stepped back into the house, producing a .22 caliber pistol from his waistband.
Firing at LAPD officers, Torres was soon met with returned fire and went into the house, coming out the other side and fleeing to a nearby street.
During his attempt to escape, Torres ran into a second group of officers and was fatally shot with a well-placed round at approximately fifteen to twenty yards, collapsing in an alley. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
According to the LAPD, Officers Officer Adiel Herrera, Raul Hernandez, and Miguel Zendejas were involved in the shooting.
Torres had several prior convictions, including Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
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