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
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.
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