West Hollywood witnessed two very public shootings on Saturday, one of which was fatal.
On Saturday afternoon, LAPD officers responding to a call were confronted by a driver, who backed his vehicle into them at the intersection of Fairfax and Sunset, just outside city limits.
“At that time the driver exited as did the driver and passenger of the police car. The driver of that car that had reversed back into the police officer was wearing body armor and was holding his right hand behind his back. The officers gave him commands which he did not follow, and he started counting down, saying 3… 2… 1… as he started to pull his hand from his back to the front.,” LAPD Detective Meghan Aguilar.
The suspect was shot and died at the scene. Bodycam footage is being investigated.
The suspect’s vehicle had “several stickers on it that referenced government deception, biblical terms and the Illuminati,” according to NBC Los Angeles.
Close to midnight on Saturday, Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a shooting incident at the crowded Classic Cat on 8830 Sunset Boulevard, which left the road shut to traffic till the early hours of the morning.
One person was hospitalized and one suspect arrested at the chaotic scene, according to WeHo Times.