Police officer accidentally kills child while arresting suspect

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A has accidentally killed a child while arresting a suspect.

On Friday, Los Angeles police confirmed the death of a 14-year-old girl who was killed inadvertently while an officer was arresting an assault suspect in a clothing store.

The police said in a statement released on Thursday that they received calls about an armed attack at a store and that when they arrived on the scene, they discovered several civilians hiding inside.

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The officers opened fire on the suspect and took him into custody, according to the statement, while the bullet passed through the wall of a dressing room and struck the girl.

The suspect was quickly pronounced dead by paramedics who arrived on the scene, and no gun was found.

“Unbeknownst to the officers, a 14-year-old girl was hiding behind a wall in a changing room, directly behind the suspect and out of sight of the officers.”

“She was with her mother in the changing area when the officers encountered the suspect and the shooting occurred.” The statement reads, “She was pronounced dead at the scene.”

During the altercation, a woman was injured and taken to the hospital.

On Monday, the police are expected to release a detailed report on the incident. The chief of the local police department expressed his condolences to the deceased’s family.

According to reports in the media, the state attorney general has launched an investigation into the shooting.

  • NAN is the source of this news.



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