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Los Angeles Police Release Video of an Officer Shooting Kyle Harpt

Police say Suspect Kyle Harpt was charged with alleged attempted murder.

Los Angeles Police Department Press Release Re: Kyle Harpt Shooting

Los Angeles Police Release Video of an Officer Shooting Kyle Harpt. Credit LAPD

On April 18, 2024, around 2:20 p.m., Central Area Resources Enhancement Services Enforcement Team (RESET) uniformed officers responded to a radio call of a female possibly being sexually assaulted in the area of San Pedro Street and 6th Street.

Upon their arrival, the officers determined the possible suspect was no longer at the location and requested a RESET supervisor to their location. As the officers continued their investigation and were standing near their police vehicle, an individual, later identified as 32-year-old Kyle Harpt, approached within several feet of the officers while holding a knife in his right hand. Moments later, Harpt suddenly ran toward the RESET supervisor while raising the knife, resulting in an Officer-Involved Shooting.

Harpt was struck by gunfire and collapsed on the sidewalk. Los Angeles Fire Department personnel happened to already be in the area and began rendering aid. Harpt was transported to a local hospital, where he received medical treatment and was listed in stable condition. Harpt was not the suspect in the sexual assault and had no connection to the radio call the officers were investigating. Harpt was booked for 664/187(a)PC, Attempt Murder.

No officers or other community members were injured during this incident.

An eight-inch folding knife with a three-and-a-half-inch blade was recovered at the scene.

Force Investigation Division (FID) investigators responded to the scene and are investigating this incident.

Source: LAPD

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