Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home  >  Topics  >  Officer Survival

April 24, 2014
Print Comment RSS

Suspect in LAPD station shooting dies

Man suspected of wounding an officer while shooting up a Los Angeles police station died Thursday at a hospital more than two weeks after the attack

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — A man suspected of wounding an officer while shooting up a Los Angeles police station died Thursday at a hospital more than two weeks after the attack, authorities said.

Daniel Christoph Yealu, 29. died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.

Yealu, 29, was wounded in the April 7 shootout with two officers at the West Traffic Division. He had been charged with attempted murder.

Yealu, a onetime security guard, had applied to join the Los Angeles Police Department in 2009 but was rejected.

Police said he walked into the station, told the desk officer, "'I have a complaint,'" and opened fire with a handgun.

The wounded officer has been released from the hospital. The other officer in the shootout wasn't hurt.

Yealu left an AK-47 rifle in his car when he entered the police station, authorities said. Officers serving a search warrant at his West Los Angeles home said they turned up several more guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Associated PressCopyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press






PoliceOne Offers

P1 on Facebook