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Torrance Police Department
Tuesday August 28th, 2018 :: 07:51 a.m. PDT


Officer-Involved Shooting Follow-Up Information

On Monday, August 27, 2018, at approximately 4:55 PM, the armed suspect was apprehended in the 18700 block of Cordary Avenue by search teams comprised of SWAT, K9 and Patrol Officers.  The suspect was immediately treated by medical personnel for a gun-shot wound and transported to a local hospital.
Officers initially responded to the 18800 block of Florwood Avenue to investigate reports of the suspect destroying property at about 11:33 AM.  The suspect fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival.  Officers then completed a preliminary investigation for the crime of vandalism.
At approximately 1:06 PM, officers responded back to the residence after they were advised the suspect returned. Upon arrival, the same suspect confronted Torrance Police Officers while armed with a knife.  This contact resulted in an officer-involved shooting.  The suspect then fled the scene.

The Torrance Police Department is grateful to our neighboring agencies and community members who assisted in the apprehension of this armed suspect.  The Torrance Police Department continues to encourage community members to report all suspicious activity. “See something, Say Something.”  Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Torrance Police Department (310) 328-3456.

This investigation is being conducted under the command of Torrance Police Captain Mark Underwood of the Special Operations Bureau.  
Sergeant Ronald Harris
Torrance Police Department Public Information Officer
(310) 618-5688 

Torrance Police Department
3300 Civic Center Dr
Torrance, CA 90503

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-328-3456

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