LAPD officer detained after gunfire during camping trip

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A Los Angeles police officer has been convicted of attempted murder after allegedly shooting another officer on leave early Sunday morning while camping in Apple Valley in San Bernardino County, authorities said.

Officer Ismael Tamayo, a 13-year-old LAPD veteran, was booked by the county sheriff’s department regarding the 1:00 am shootout against the Stoddard Wells off-road vehicle area, police said. Los Angeles in a statement.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies, who responded to a call for shots, found one of three LAPD officers on leave with a gunshot wound, authorities said. The injured officer was flown to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition and is expected to survive.

Tamayo was found nearby and taken into police custody, police said. At the time of his arrest, he was in possession of a firearm, according to the LAPD press release.

The two officers worked in the Newton division of the department.

Investigators from the Force Investigation Division of the LAPD of the Office of Professional Standards responded at the scene and opened an administrative investigation.

“The Department is cooperating fully with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office in their criminal investigation,” said officials.

Police chief Michel Moore released a statement on Sunday expressing disappointment and frustration.

“The overnight events that resulted in serious injuries to our officer on leave, apparently at the hands of another member of this department, cause me great concern,” said Moore. “I spoke earlier this morning with Sheriff San Bernardino John McMahon, pledging our full support for their criminal investigation. I am grateful that our injured officer is in stable condition and should survive. I commit to figuring out what happened and how. “

Officer Tamayo was relieved of his police powers pending the outcome of the criminal and administrative investigations.



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