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.
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.
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.