Press Release on OIS
On the Evening of Thursday June 27th 19, an Officer of SRPD was called to an active shooter incident in Bel Air Blvd. The Officer arrived on scene, to find a youth aged approximately 18 years of age had seemingly entered a persons house without permission and had shot at a woman who was trying to get him to leave.
The Officer ordered everyone on scene to put there guns down. Neither the youth nor another man on scene complied. The youth then trained his gun on the Officer as she approached from outside, but after the Officer was warned he then fired more shots at the woman.
The Officer repeatedly asked for everyone to put there guns down, the Youth continued to not comply. The SRPD Officer then fired on the youth at the same time as he turned his guns on himself. The Officer had requested backup and EMTS who arrived and were cleared to enter the scene once it was safe to do so.
The woman was taken to SRGH with Gun shot wounds and the Youth was pronounced dead on arrival.
The Officer on scene was wearing a body camera.
The Officer involved in the shooting has been with the department a while and has recently obtained a promotion. Her name is being withheld at this time.
At the time of printing the Officer is under an Internal Affairs Investigation with SRV Court as per normal procedure in these situations and is on restricted duties. No further information will be released by the Santa Ramona Police Department at this time.