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  • BREAKING NEWS: LAPD K-9 Officer Shot in the face at standoff

    Sylmar area of the San Fernando Valley: Officers responded to a report of DV. The suspect was in his home and as officers approached, they were met by gunfire. One K-9 officer was shot in the face. He is in Holy Cross Hospital being treated. His condition is considered stable but critical.

    LAPD Officer
    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence!

    [George Washington (1732 - 1799)]


  • #2
    My prayers go out on his behalf.
    We do not all come to religion over the wandering years,
    but sooner or later we all get to meet God. -- Edward Conlon

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    • #3
      Prayers to Officer Jenkins. What is the the update on the barricade?

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      • #4
        Best wishes to the officer.
        “Let him go, Lou. Someone driving that fast has no time for a ticket.”
        -Chief Wiggum

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        • #5
          Originally posted by LT26 View Post
          Prayers to Officer Jenkins. What is the the update on the barricade?
          11:30 AM.....LASD Swat has arrived to assist LAPD Swat. They have gassed and hot gassed the residence. The suspect has responded with gunfire. They have begun to dismantle the residence to give more exposure. The idiot isn't going to give up easily.
          Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence!

          [George Washington (1732 - 1799)]

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          • #6
            Police blasted tear gas into a home and traded gunfire Monday with a man believed to have shot and critically wounded an officer during a nightlong standoff.

            The man remained barricaded in the Sylmar home for more than 12 hours as police and Los Angeles County sheriff's officers in armored vests and helmets surrounded the house. Police were using a forklift-like machine with an extensible arm to rip open some of the building's second-floor, Lt. Andy Neiman told KABC-TV.

            "He is appearing sporadically and firing indiscriminately," he said.

            Officer Steven Jenkins was shot in the jaw and shoulder early Monday as authorities planned to search the area. The standoff began Sunday night, after a woman called 911 to report that her husband had beaten her, police said.

            She was "badly battered," Police Chief Charlie Beck said. The injuries were non-life threatening.

            Neighbors were evacuated as SWAT officers surrounded the home. At around 10 a.m., police fired tear gas into a second-story window of the home but failed to force out the suspected gunman.

            At one point, the man fired several shots at officers and they returned fire, but it was unclear whether they hit him, Neiman said. No other officers were hurt.

            Jenkins is a dog handler and a 22-year veteran of the Los Angeles police force. A bullet went through his jaw and another struck him in the shoulder and bored into his chest, causing broken ribs, lung and blood vessel damage, trauma surgeon Bradley Roth said at a news conference at Providence Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills.

            He was in critical condition after surgery and will need more operations on his jaw, Roth said.

            Patients with such wounds generally survive, but it was too early to predict whether there will be complications, Roth said.

            "This tragedy serves as a powerful reminder that the brave men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department put their lives on the line each and every day to maintain peace in our communities," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in a statement.

            Jenkins' wife is an LAPD sergeant and his son is also on the force.

            Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/04/04...#ixzz1IaFe3dcb

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            SYLMAR - A Los Angeles Police Department officer was shot and critically wounded today while responding to a domestic violence call in Sylmar, and the gunman holed up in his residence, which was surrounded by SWAT officers trying to flush him out with tear gas.

            Officer Steve Jenkins, a 22-year LAPD veteran, was shot about 2:15 a.m. as he and other officers approached the home in the 13600 block of Dronfield Avenue, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said.

            "He is a true hero," Beck said. "This is a tragedy."

            http://www.dailynews.com/ci_17768457...e=most_emailed

            Jenkins, a canine officer, was rushed to Providence Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills, where he underwent surgery. Jenkins' wife is an LAPD sergeant, and his son also is an officer.

            Emergency room Doctor Bradley Roth said late this morning that Jenkins was sedated, and was in critical but stable condition.

            "Because the patient suffered a gunshot wound to his face, which went in on his right side and actually exited out his (lower jaw), that type of injury ... results usually in a possible airway emergency," Roth said.

            Doctors inserted a breathing tube to protect his airway, Roth said.

            A second bullet entered near Jenkins' left collarbone, and exited his chest cavity, resulting in lung damage, rib fractures and blood-vessel damage, Roth said. A blood drive in Jenkins' name was being conducted at the hospital.

            After the shooting, the suspect remained barricaded inside his residence, and shortly before 10 a.m., SWAT officers fired tear gas and "hot gas" into the home, according to LAPD Lt. Andy Neiman. In response, the suspect fired shots from the residence, prompting police to return fire. No officers were hit, and it was unclear if the suspect was wounded, Neiman said.

            Later in the morning, police brought in a construction crane to rip holes in the side of the suspect's home in hopes of getting a better look inside.

            Residents in the area were evacuated to a high school, LAPD Lt. Andy Neiman said.

            Police were first called to the home at 10:38 p.m. Sunday in a report of a domestic dispute, Neiman said. The suspect's wife went to a neighbor's home to call police. Beck described the woman who made the call as "badly battered."

            The suspect was described as a Hispanic man in his 50s. Neiman said police made numerous unsuccessful attempts to make contact with him.

            Beck said Jenkins is a "well-decorated veteran of the Metropolitan Division."

            "He has a wife and a son who are both Los Angeles police officers, and a large family," Beck said.

            Beck said Jenkins' prognosis is "very guarded." Beck was accompanied at the hospital by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who also spoke with Jenkins' family.

            "We appreciate everyone's prayers and concern at this time for Officer Steve Jenkins who was shot early this morning," Paul Weber, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League union said. "He is in critical condition and his family members are with him. This unprovoked shooting is just another reminder that LAPD officers put themselves in harm's way every day to ensure the safety and security of the Los Angeles residents."
            Last edited by DAL; 04-04-2011, 02:21 PM.
            Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
            Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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            • #7
              Thanks for the update.
              We do not all come to religion over the wandering years,
              but sooner or later we all get to meet God. -- Edward Conlon

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              • #8
                Prayers to Steve and family,



                Bomb Squad BAT CAT robot is taking apart the house along with Bomb Squad Andros inside looking for the suspect.
                Last edited by Sgt.Reality; 04-04-2011, 02:54 PM.

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                • #9
                  They just need to set the house on fire, problem solved. We are all praying for your speedy recovery Steve.

                  It is nice to see LAPD SWAT and LASD SEB working together on this, LAPD usually doesn't play nice with others on tactical incidents.
                  Originally Posted by VegasMetro
                  maybe it’s me but I think a six pack and midget porn makes for good times?????

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                  • #10
                    When it comes to SEB, they and Metro have a LONG standing history of mutual aid/respect.

                    We sent 30 B platoon officers (4 K-9's by airship) within 1 hour after the barricade in Palmdale in which the Deputy was killed, on a Sunday.

                    Steve's as tough and determined as the news has said, he will be back with his dog sooner than whatever time frame they give him.
                    Last edited by Sgt.Reality; 04-04-2011, 05:21 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sgt.Reality View Post
                      When it comes to SEB, they and Metro have a LONG standing history of mutual aid/respect.

                      We sent 30 B platoon officers (4 K-9's by airship) within 1 hour after the barricade in Palmdale in which the Deputy was killed, on a Sunday.

                      Steve's as tough and determined as the news has said, he will be back with his dog sooner than whatever time frame they give him.
                      Hope the Officer makes a speedy recovery. We (LASD/LAPD) have actually worked alot together on incidents. I know there is alot of fun ribbing between the two dept's, but alot of respect as well.

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                      • #12
                        Wow..my thoughts and prayers to the LAPD and the officer's family. I hate hearing this crap....this POS does not deserve anything but a dirt nap!

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                        • #13
                          Police identify gunman locked in Sylmar standoff after officer is shot

                          An armed man who shot an LAPD officer and remained at the center of a tense standoff with police in Sylmar was identified Monday as Sergio O. Salazar, sources confirmed.

                          Salazar, 53, is listed as co-owner of a home at 13652 1/2 Dronfield Avenue in the area cordoned off by police more than 12 hours ago. Salazar allegedly shot LAPD Officer Steven Jenkins in the face early Monday as police responded to a domestic violence call.

                          Jenkins, a 22-year veteran, was taken to a nearby hospital for surgery and was recovering in critical but stable condition.

                          Salazar was described by a woman who knew him as a native of Guatemala who liked guns and whose temper could flare. The woman, who asked not to be identified because she fears for her safety, said that when she knew him, "He used to carry a .357 under the seat of his car." The woman said he had a close family, including a mother and two sisters who adored him.

                          "He was the king of the family,'' she said.

                          The standoff began about 10:30 p.m. Sunday when police received a report of domestic violence in the 16300 block of Dronfield Avenue. Responding firefighters treated a woman with cuts and bruises at a neighbor's house.

                          Officers arrived at Salazar's home and tried to contact him about 2:45 a.m. When he didn't respond, a team of canine handlers approached the home, and Salazar allegedly fired on them, striking Jenkins in the face and shoulder.

                          About 6 a.m., the suspect communicated by text with relatives, said LAPD spokesman Andy Neiman. Ccontact ended after that, he said. Negotiators repeatedly tried to call Salazar on his cellphone and home phone, to no avail.

                          The neighborhood of middle-class ranch properties and Salazar's newer, gated community was evacuated by 7 a.m. During the long standoff in the morning, police fired regular tear-gas canisters and then lobbed a more intense chemical called "hot gas" into the home.

                          Salazar could be seen moving around in the home, and he fired repeatedly on officers over a 45-minute to one-hour period ending at 10:30 a.m. Police had not seen him since, Neiman said.

                          About noon, special weapons and tactics units brought in a giant forklift-like machine and broke down part of the back wall of the house to better expose the shooter.

                          The forklift-like device, called a Bad Cat, not only broke down wall in several places upstairs and downstairs but was used to remove furniture and clear the area.

                          The Bad Cat has a telescoping arm equipped with video capability to monitor inside the house remotely.

                          "The idea is to make it as wide open as we can so they can see him either down or not," Neiman said. "Whether he's hiding out playing possum or waiting for us to come in ... we just don't know."

                          SWAT units prepared to wait Salazar out, if necessary.

                          "We're trying to do this as safely as possible for all our officers' sake, for the surrounding community and even for the suspect,'' Neiman said.

                          http://www.latimes.com/news/la-me-la...ntent=My+Yahoo
                          Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
                          Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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                          • #14
                            This video is about 5 hours old:

                            http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/video?id=8052295
                            “Let him go, Lou. Someone driving that fast has no time for a ticket.”
                            -Chief Wiggum

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                            • #15
                              Blow the house up.
                              It's not that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so. Ronald Reagan


                              TSA, I would rather be felt up than blown up.

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