CBS News September 11, 2018, 11:22 AM LAPD video shows officer shot at point blank range before her partner kills suspect

A screenshot of a video showing an officer-involved shooting in July.


NORTH HILLS, Calif. — The Los Angeles Police Department released video Monday of an officer-involved shooting that left the suspect dead and one officer wounded in the leg. The shooting happened during a traffic stop in North Hills, California, on the night of July 27, CBS Los Angeles reports.

The video shows the officer speaking to the suspect, 32-year-old Richard Mendoza. Mendoza appears to be following the unidentified female officer's directions when she tells him to step out of the car.

Video then shows him pulling out a gun and shooting her in the leg. He then turned to shoot at her partner over the car.

Our latest Critical Incident Video is from an Officer-Involved Shooting that occurred on July 27, in which an LAPD Officer was shot at point-blank range during a traffic stop. The officer survived & the suspect died from gunshots. Link to entire video ➡️

— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) September 10, 2018

Mendoza was shot in the head and the torso. He died at a hospital.

According to police, Mendoza was a gang member and had previous convictions on drug and gun charges.

The officer was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.

The shooting remains under investigation, according to the LAPD.

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