Arcadia police officer, 2 others shot by suspect who barricaded himself for hours inside home

Thursday, August 11, 2022
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A police officer and two other people were shot by a man who barricaded himself inside an Arcadia home for several hours Wednesday.

ARCADIA, Calif. (KABC) -- A gunman shot and wounded a police officer and two other people Wednesday at an Arcadia home and then remained inside for hours before he surrendered, authorities said.

Officers responded around 5:40 p.m. to the 2500 block of Greenfield Avenue. A man got into a fight with his brother at a home and opened fire when officers responded to a domestic disturbance call, Arcadia police Lt. Brett Bourgeous said at a news conference.

An officer was shot in the face, and two other victims were hit by gunfire. A woman family member of the suspect was among the civilians injured.

The officers didn't fire back, Bourgeous said.

Hours after the shooting, the man remained inside the home and was believed to be armed with several handguns, Bourgeous said.

The officer, who joined the APD about six months ago, and the two civilians were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Deputy Miguel Meza, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesperson, said the victims were in stable condition. They are all expected to fully recover.

A second officer was transported from the scene with an ankle injury.

The second civilian who was shot was a neighbor across the street who was watching his 4-month-old grandson. The bullet traveled through the window and also struck that man in the face, the baby's father told Eyewitness News. The child was not injured.

Police also reported a child was inside the home with the suspect, but had since been removed from the residence.

Multiple police departments responded to the residential neighborhood as nearby homes were evacuated during the standoff between the suspect and law enforcement.

SWAT and the L.A. County Sheriff's Department Special Enforcement Bureau were called to the scene to assist, and authorities attempted to negotiate a surrender with the suspect.

The suspect later surrendered around 10:45 p.m., emerging from the home with a leg injury after possibly shooting himself, police said.

City News Service and the Associated Press contributed to this report.