“‘At some point in there, a struggle over one of the officer’s weapons occurred,’ Smith said. ‘At that point an officer-involved shooting happened.'” That’s the report at latimes.com quoting Cmdr. Andrew Smith of LAPD’s Central Division and Safer Cities Initiative. As you’d expect, exactly what happened is still very much in question. Some witnesses on the scene . . .
criticized the arresting officers for going “straight to lethal force.” Then again, “Jose Gil, 38, said he saw the man swinging at the police and then heard one of the officers say, ‘Gun, gun, he’s got my gun!’ before police fired multiple shots.” An investigation into the shooting has already begun and it probably won’t be long before leading lights such as Don Lemon are on the ground in the City of Angels bringing you all the latest developments. It will no doubt be a bumpy ride.