Specially lerned SWAT officers from the Los Angeles police
dialect shot a man from a helicopter hovering over the scene
in a area north of the city on Monday afternoon, killing
the think and imprinting the first time officers in the city have
non-stop fire from a helicopter.
Police arch Charlie Beck conspicuous it was not transparent how many times
the man had been shot or either the gunfire came from the ground
or air, but, he said, he seemed to have been stuck by fire from
above, according to the
Los Angeles Times.
It is singular for police to fire from helicopters. The aircraft’s
transformation or conditions inside it can make such shots especially
tough and can impede accuracy. But it has been done before.
In 2015, officers in San Bernardino County non-stop fire on a
think in a wrong-way follow on the 215 freeway, and in 1982, a
car-chase think surrendered after a sheriff’s emissary fired a
pistol from a helicopter hovering over a turnpike after waiting
for a mangle in traffic.
The occurrence on Monday started when a lady awoke that morning to
find an intruder in
her home. She transient and called police, who arrived at the house
in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest to find that the
think had armed himself with a arms belonging to one of the
A SWAT group was called in, and police surrounded the home, using
a bullhorn and eventually firing rip gas
into the home to get the think out.
The residence — at the top of a mountain with brush and waste all around
— combined a “very formidable problem” for officers on the scene,
Beck, the police chief, said, according to the LA
“The think really had high belligerent at all of the
belligerent officers, was banishment indiscriminately at them — and
actually fired at the helicopter, we believe,” he said. Aerial
video seemed to show the man banishment on officers, who responded
At about 2:40 p.m., the think was shot, and his
physique rolled into a ravine, where he was conspicuous dead.
While LA-area police have fired from helicopters before, the use
of fatal deadlock strategy and weapons by US law enforcement
typically draws scrutiny.
Last summer, police in Dallas used a bomb-disposal robot equipped
with an bomb device to kill a think concerned in a deadly
waylay on officers in the city.
Dallas’ mayor conspicuous at the time the think had died after police
“blast[ed] him out,” and the city’s police arch said, “Other
options would have unprotected the officers to good danger.”
Beck, the LA police chief, said the incident
seemed to meet very specific criteria for such use of force,
and the sharpened will be reviewed by police authorities and
municipal officials. An outward consultant also defended the
action, observant LA police specialize in tactical shooting.
Others voiced concern about the lessons the LA incident
could send to other police departments.
“I just worry that it sets a bad precedent,” Samuel Walker,
a retired criminal-justice consultant and policing expert, told the LA Times.
“You can have some other departments saying, ‘Well, if the LAPD
can do it, we can do it.'”
In Mexico, where engagements between police and criminal
suspects mostly engage complicated weaponry, marines fired on a kingpin
and several of his associates from a Black Hawk helicopter with a
appurtenance gun, lacing a home in a area with a six-second
stream of gunfire. Eight suspects were killed in that