State clears LAPD officers in the fatal shooting of man on Hollywood Boulevard
A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy had been placed on paid leave after he fatally shot a man in Hollywood on Sunday afternoon, the LAPD said.
The man, who the LAPD confirmed was 29-year-old David James Wilson Jr., was hit with a baton to the head in the 6200 block of Hollywood Boulevard just after noon, police said.
The shooting was reported at 5:30 p.m., and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy placed on paid leave was arrested on Saturday night in Burbank, where he was accused of kicking down the door of a woman’s home, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.
On Monday, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department also announced deputies had also been placed on leave from the Los Angeles Police Department, according to the department’s website.
Los Angeles Sheriff’s officials did not confirm the LAPD’s account, noting that it would be premature to release details of the incident, which they acknowledged is still under investigation.
In a Facebook post at about 3 p.m., the department said the incident was a “tragic incident” involving a deputy and two witnesses, and directed anyone with further details to call the department’s Homicide Bureau.
“For the past several days, we’ve received numerous reports and are working with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the LAPD and the United States Park Police to provide the most accurate information possible with this tragic incident,” the Facebook post read.
“We will make the full investigation public once it is complete,” it noted.
The department’s press office also referred questions to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment, according to the press office.
Wilson was born in New York and lived in New York and Hawaii, police said.
The LAPD said a criminal history check on Wilson, who was on the department’s records as a probationary employee, indicated he was arrested on July 6