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News Release

Monday, May 20, 2019

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Armed Suspect Shot by Officers in Southeast Area NRF018-19ma

May 19, 2019
The following officers were involved in the below incident;
Police Officer III Derrick Ibarra, Serial No. 36360, Southeast Patrol
Police Officer I David Skotte, Serial No. 43709, Southeast Patrol
Police Officer II Richard Garcia, Serial No. 39758, Southeast Patrol
Police Officer II Christian Guereca, Serial No. 41060, Southeast Patrol
Police Officer II Kristopher Espinoza, Serial No. 40151, Southeast Patrol
Police Officer II Shuhei Fuchigami, Serial No. 43010, Southeast Patrol
Police Officer II Anthony Hugoboom, Serial No. 41159, Southeast Patrol
Police Officer II Andre Burton, Serial No. 40021, Southeast HACLA
Police Officer III Ben McPheeters, Serial No. 30483, Metropolitan Division

**The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department's understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**

South Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's Force Investigation Division is investigating an officer-involved shooting in which officers were shot at by a man with gun.

On April 30, 2019, around 10:55 p.m., officers assigned to Southeast Area responded to a radio calls of a "Man with a Gun" in the area of 113th Street and Wilmington Avenue. As Southeast officers approached the area, 48-year-old Emilio Robles, shot at the officers while they were in their vehicle. The officers shot at Robles, who moved from his position. Additional officers arrived and Robles was still armed with a handgun. Robles pointed the handgun at officers and a second officer-involved shooting occurred.

Robles was struck by gunfire and pronounced deceased at the scene. No officers were injured.

The handgun used by Robles was recovered by detectives.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. Representatives from the Office of the Inspector General and Los Angeles County District Attorney's Justice System Integrity Division responded and monitored the investigation.

The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with the LAPD's policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officer(s) violated any criminal laws.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to call the LAPD at any of the following numbers:
•During business hours at (213) 486-5230;
•During non-business hours or on weekends at (877)-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247);
•Anonymously 24-hours a day to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or by texting "LAPD" and your tip to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S); or
•Online at and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.