Silver Lake officer-involved shooting: LAPD bodycam video shows replica handgun
The Los Angeles Police Dept. released body-camera footage of a shooting in February in which a woman pointing a pellet gun was fatally shot by an officer in the Rampart/Silver Lake area.
LAPD officers responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon under the Temple Street overpass on Silver Lake Boulevard at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
At least one caller told police a woman was pointing a revolver at passersby.
Arriving officers located the woman, who pointed what appeared to be a gun at them. An officer shot the woman, who was transported to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The Los Angeles Police Dept. released body-camera footage Monday, March 27, of the incident, which shows the woman running down the sidewalk carrying what appears to be a handgun.
Officers attempted to stop her. She turned and appeared to point the weapon, whereupon she's shot.
The recovered weapon was discovered to be a CO2-powered pellet gun made to look like a revolver.
The woman was identified as 42-year-old L.A. resident Mariela Cardenas.
No officers were injured in the incident.
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