Two Shootings Occurred on Sunset Blvd Saturday

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Two shooting incidents occurred on Sunset Boulevard this past Saturday, April 25, 2021. One happened on the border of West Hollywood on Fairfax and Sunset Boulevard. The other occurred in West Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard and Larrabee Street.

The first shooting incident happened at around 2:30 p.m. only steps away from WeHo city limits. A man in body armor backed a car into a police vehicle. He was fatally shot by officers. The incident shut down Sunset Boulevard to moving traffic.

The police vehicle was responding to a call with their lights and sirens blaring. A car cut in front of police and hit the brakes. The vehicle reversed into the patrol car. The man jumped out of his vehicle, wearing a bulletproof vest. He kept one arm behind his back, police said.

“The officers gave him commands, which he did not follow. He started counting down, saying 3-2-1,” LAPD Detective Meghan Aguilar told NBC Los Angeles News. “He started to pull his right hand from behind his back out to the front.”

Officers shot the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Body cameras were activated during the incident. The department will review the footage.

NBC Los Angeles reports that a gun was not recovered at the scene, according to police. A search warrant for the car was pending Saturday and the department was interviewing witnesses for more information.

The man’s car had several stickers on it that referenced government deception, biblical terms and the Illuminati.

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A second shooting incident was reported later that evening at roughly 11:30 p.m.. West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station Deputies responded to a shooting call at the Classic Cat located at 8830 Sunset Blvd. The shooting victim was taken to a nearby hospital. Deputies detained a lone suspect.

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Many shots were fired following a fight, according to witnesses in the Citizens App. The Black Cat was crowded during the shooting incident.

Los Angeles County Fire Department and Beverly Hills Police Department assisted with traffic control. Sunset Boulevard opened to moving traffic at around 12:30 a.m.

This is the second criminal incident around Larrabee Street this month. A video clip captured a robbery on Saturday, April 11th, on Larrabee Street and Santa Monica Boulevard.

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Dave B
Dave B
9 days ago

Weho remains super safe and the sheriff department should be abolished. The only reasons for the increased crime wave is because the cops escalate all situations and they are systematically racist. Also all y’all complaining about it going down hill are privileged white gays. So stfu. Welcome to the new normal. George Gascon for mayor!!!!!!!!

Jamie Francis
Jamie Francis
7 days ago
Reply to  Dave B

Dave I think you are wrong and one sighted! You are speaking on behalf of whom when you say gay white privileged me. Not me that’s for sure! Are you speaking as someone Or for others gay and not gay? I am white I don’t have a car and walk everywhere so I am exposed to crime more often than someone in a car. I live on a budget and I am fixed income. Not all White people have money! This article was about crime upticks. The news outlets Like Weho Times report this. We only comment On these ongoing… Read more »

Last edited 7 days ago by Jamie Francis
Dave B
Dave B
7 days ago
Reply to  Jamie Francis

Seems like I have struck a nerve. I’m sorry, honey. I just think the police should be defunded and completely abolished. Crime is in cities and vagrants should be allowed to roam maskless. It’s just the way it is. And if people are robbing you, it’s probably because they need it more than you. And for all the diversity you claim on the city council…what are they doing for you? Not providing a safe, clean city that you’re looking for. Just there collecting a huge salary and an even bigger pension while hoodwinking you sweetie.

eduardo
eduardo
13 days ago

Jamie, we agree with you that Weho/LA is going downhill to how it was in the 70s/80s, 90s – crime ridden due to economy and liberal policies. Don’t be afraid to say the majority of the criminals are black and now cops are being handicapped by BLM and Dems.

Jamie Francis
Jamie Francis
13 days ago

This is getting ridiculous. Sunset is attracting all types of people with criminal and malicious intent. Always some kind of shooting or assault and/or robbery grand theft or a hit and run and car crashes occurring! Even at the height of/during the pandemic they were drag racing on Sunset and setting off industry grade fireworks in our neighborhoods. Last year 11 months ago they were smashing and grabbing and looting from labrea to crescent heights to la cienega blvds and Doheny that intersects both cities of Los Angeles Hollywood Hills and West Hollywood north and south had to be the… Read more »

Last edited 13 days ago by Jamie Francis
WeHoMikey
WeHoMikey
13 days ago

a ‘lame’ suspect? I’m guessing that’s an autocorrected ‘lone’ suspect.