Video shows shootout involving off-duty LAPD reserve officer and gunman in Bakersfield

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The Los Angeles Police Department released video footage of a shootout involving an off-duty LAPD officer and a gunman, who was later shot and killed by Bakersfield police.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Police Department on Saturday released surveillance video of a shooting involving an off-duty LAPD officer and a gunman last month in Bakersfield.

The Aug. 24 confrontation involved a North Hollywood member of the LAPD's Reserve Police Officer Program.

The footage was captured by a surveillance camera apparently mounted in front of a house at the end of a cul-de-sac.

The off-duty officer, a resident of Bakersfield, called 911 after seeing a man possibly burglarizing homes, investigators said. The officer was inside his vehicle when he confronted the suspect, who was standing on the sidewalk.

The suspect shot at the officer, who returned fire, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

Bakersfield police officers arrived at the scene and engaged in a shootout with the suspect, who was struck and died at the scene, authorities said. He was later identified as 29-year-old Jason Taylor Boles of Bakersfield, KERO-TV reported.

A firearm was recovered at location, authorities said.

One of the Bakersfield officers was shot in the leg; the wound was not life-threatening, according to a news release.

"At this point in the investigation, the Bakersfield Police Department has not identified a victim of a burglary or location of a burglary related to this incident," the agency said in a statement released Aug. 25.

In accordance with protocol, the three Bakersfield officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave while the investigation is conducted, authorities said.