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LAPD identifies man shot by officers in South L.A. gun incident

October 24, 2011 |  8:03 pm

South Park crimes
A man who police said was wounded by officers in South Los Angeles after he pointed a gun at people in a parking lot was identified Monday as Carlos Escobedo.

Escobedo, 22, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the incident early Sunday outside a restaurant near West Vernon Avenue and South Broadwayin South Park, the Los Angeles Police Department said. 

After responding to a "disturbance call," officers allegedly saw Escobedo pointing the gun at the group of people in the parking lot. "At that point, an officer-involved shooting occurred," the LAPD said in a statement.

Escobedo suffered a grazing wound to his leg and was taken into custody. He was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.


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Map shows recent crimes in the area where the LAPD officer-involved shooting occurred. Credit: Times' Mapping L.A.