LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Body camera footage was released on Tuesday from an encounter with police officers, where a SWAT officer was injured, during a barricade situation near the University of Southern California two weeks ago.
36-year-old armed suspect Jorge Serda was shot and killed at the scene and one SWAT officer was shot at in his vest and then in his face.
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The incident happened in L.A. about a mile north of the USC campus on the afternoon of March 16.
LAPD officers were called by Serda’s family about an armed man on drugs in the backyard of a home on the 1000 block of West 21st Street in Exposition Park.
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Investigators say when they arrived, the man, identified as Serda, barricaded himself inside the home.
Police said he had a shotgun, but it was initially thought that he was armed with a BB gun.
After hours of negotiations, officers said they attempted to use tear gas to get him out, but that’s when police say Serda began shooting, and that’s when officers returned fire.
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Serda was killed at the scene and officers say they recovered two firearms.