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Suspect in Baldwin Park OIS Eluded Capture

Baldwin Park Police said the search after the Officer Involved Shooting incident was called off at 5:20 p.m.

Baldwin Park police officers fired shots today at a 20-year-old man who allegedly pointed a gun them, then fled.

Police received a call around 11 a.m. about a man allegedly smoking illegal narcotics in the 4400 block of Merced Avenue, near Los Angeles Street, said Baldwin Park police Lt. David Reynoso, a watch commander.

"When officers arrived at the scene and approached the suspect, the man pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the officers,'' Reynoso told City News Service. "The officers responded by each firing at least one round at the suspect.''

Neither officer wounded the suspect and none of the officers were injured, Reynoso said.

"The suspect then ran from the scene, jumped over several fences and fled into the neighborhood,'' Reynoso said. "We then brought in a canine unit and with the help of the police dog began a house-to-house search for the suspect.''

The suspect eluded capture and the search was called off at 5:20 p.m., Reynoso said.

"However, we are working on a ID of the suspect and he threw something away as he was running so we are using that to try and identify him,'' Reynoso said.

Reynoso declined to identify what object the suspect had discarded.

The suspect was described as about 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighing about 150 pounds, Reynoso said. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and white shorts with a blue stripe.

Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the suspect was asked to call the Baldwin Park police at (626) 960-1955. All tips can be made anonymously.

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tiffany orleay October 11, 2012 at 06:36 AM
Baldwin Park police officers fired shots today at a 20-year-old man who allegedly pointed a gun them, then fled...........Wait a min if the police cant identify who this so called person is that was supposedly smoking in public (highly doubt thats true) how the hell can they say he was 20 years old? this story makes no sense what so ever. Why cant they release what the item was he threw? Is this a way for the BPPD to to setup some innocent person AGAIN like they did when the game stop robbery supposedly happened which there was no story about that until they arrested someone that was innocent. whats wrong with the law enforcement in this city? the description was was every other male in this city. If he fled on foot how the hell could they not have caught him shoot at him (dont kill) but a bullet to the leg would have stopped that guy fast and the residents could rest knowing that guy is off the streets if he even exists....
daniela October 11, 2012 at 07:26 AM
Baldwin park cops just needs. Needs to do there job right if theres no positive id how the hell do they even know he was a guy and not some dike! For real all that waste of time what did he throw huh.
kimilelei October 11, 2012 at 03:20 PM
It looks like BPPD will be replaced by the Sherrif's Department, next year.
kimilelei October 11, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Daniela, Your comment makes absolutely no sense, re-read it.
Mike Cock October 11, 2012 at 07:24 PM
you suck

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