Daniel Christopher Yealu, died Thursday, April 24, after being shot by Los Angeles police officers in the 4800 block of West Venice Boulevard in Mid-City, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
On Monday, April 7, about 8:30 p.m., Yealu allegedly walked into the Wilshire Division station, approached the front desk and fired a Glock pistol at the two officers there, officials said.
One of the officers was wounded before the pair returned fire. Four rounds hit the officer and three hit his extremities, but he was expected to recover. The officer, described by officials as a seven-year department veteran, was released from the hospital April 8.
At a news conference after the shooting, Police Chief Charlie Beck said the officer was “very, very lucky” and by returning fire saved his partner’s life.
Officials believe the violence could have been a lot worse had the gunman ...
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