LAPD Officer shot in Sylmar during domestic violence call

By Alex A. Alonso
Streetgangs.com Staff Writer
April 4, 2011 | 4:03 p.m.

An LAPD K-9 officer was shot in the face after a Sunday night stand-off in the San Fernando Valley community of Sylmar. Officer Steve Jenkins, a 22-year veteran working out of the Mission division, was responding to the 13000 block of Dronfield after the Los Angeles fire department requested back-up for a domestic violence call.

The suspect was seen outside a residence looking for his spouse, then went inside after ignoring officer’s commands. The suspect remained barricaded inside a house and as officers approached the house at about 2:30 a.m., shots were fired and Jenkins was hit.

The suspect still remains in the house and has not been in communication with officers since Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. LAPD Lieutenant Andy Neiman told KPCC’s Pat Morrison that the suspect fired at officers hitting Jenkins, and that the LAPD returned fired. Lt. Neiman stated that the officer was in stable but critical condition and is expected to make a full recovery.

It is not known if the suspect was injured in the fire fight or if he committed suicide.

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6 Comments for “LAPD Officer shot in Sylmar during domestic violence call”

  1. southside

    Suspect was found dead inside the house this evening. Not sure if the police ki*led him or if he committed suicide.

  2. Stef Alonso

    What a sad story, a officer shot trying to do his job. I do hope he recovers well. As for the suspects spouse, has she been recovered. It is truly sad that when people are arguing they cannot have enough control to just walk away, instead they choose to bring violence into the matter and end up hurting innocent people. Unfortunately, the suspect lost his life, when he could have just walked it off or walked away for the incident. If we just did this more often, walk away.

    • GhostFace

      Yeah, Stef, sure. And we all wish all tress had lillipops hanging from them and the streets were paved in real milk chocolate? Are u stupid? Are u related to the guy that runs this site? If you are then I don’t know what you are doing making idiotic comments like yours on a gang website…You question domestic violence but I guess gang violence is ok?????? CHeck please…

      • StreetGangs.Com Staff

        You are an idiot ghostface. I bet you didn’t know that more cops in the US get ki*led dealing with domestic violence situations than with dealing with gang situations. Go kick rocks.

      • stef

        GF, I’m just trying to be hopeful and optimistic in this disastrous world we are subjected to live in. No crime or violence is ok or acceptable for me, and hopefully for anyone else, either. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough of the hopefuls and the optimistic attitudes in this world, therefore we are subjected to the violence and the corruption that we seeand encounter day to day on the streets, tube, on the blogs, etc. I guess we can CHOOSE to believe in charma which means you eventually get what yours somehow due if you CHOOSE to do wrong, as we are blankuming the cop did wrong in his 22 yrs. If that were the case, the way this world is going, everyone would be shot in the face, and go out with a BANG!. We all have done something (s) we are not proud of but damnit, must we settle our indifference’s with VIOLENCE or even wishing it on another. There is such a thing called rehabilitation, some change early in life, some later, yeah some don’t even. I just don’t like the idea that we have to be taught a lesson, violently. I’m feeling deeply for all parties, i’m not judging either one. Look, the suspect lost his life, and that is sad!

    • dodger 1

      Bad things happen to bad people, including cops. Your reap what you sow. I would be surprised if this cop had been trampling over people for years. Getting shot in the jaw is always a wake up call.

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