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Vermont-Slauson: Oran Eugene Douglas III, 37

August 11, 2009 | 10:22 pm
Douglas,-Oran Oran Eugene Douglas III, a 37-year-old black man, was shot several times by a Los Angeles police officer in the 900 block of West 68th Street in Vermont-Slauson and killed Sunday, August 9.

According to LAPD officials, two officers on patrol recognized Douglas,  who they described as a parolee and known gang member, as they drove on 68th Street.

Officer Gabriel Holguin exited the patrol car to approach Douglas and called his name, authorities said.

Holguin told investigators that he saw Douglas holding his waist as he ran. "Douglas eventually stumbled as he drew a gun from his waistband.  He then turned toward the officer with his gun, and an officer involved shooting occurred," according to an LAPD news release on the shooting.

Douglas was pronounced dead at the scene and a loaded gun was recovered from his body, officials said.

Holguin has been an LAPD officer for five years, according to authorities. LAPD Force Investigation Division is investigating the shooting.

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Comments (7)

Live by the gun die by the gun!

Hey "My Crybaby"
There's already a "hater" on here but we are definitely missing you and I still don't believe it. I'm glad you were allowed the opportunity to swim in my pool before you left. I wish my baby would of had the same opportunity (our little joke)LOL Rest on my brother and watch over us. We miss and love you!!!
Your Sis

the old hand in the waistband excuse.

i loved him he was my step uncle he was very nice he left two kids behind and a big family to but the lapd did not are about that they only care about them selves and i hope police see this to .

Ms. James,

Did I miss something? A convict with a gun out in public? Runs, pulls the gun from his waist and points it at the officers. I hope the officers read this too thank goodness you both went home safe! Thank you for doing a thankless job. If I missed something please feel free to point it out to me.

jameka james, did he not have a gun on his person? Dont you think he was putting the public in extreme danger by doing that?

If the police need to be selfish by stopping dangerous people from commiting dangerous acts, then so be it.

nd 59 hoovers


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