LAPD ONLINE — Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) that occurred in Newton Division.
On December 18, 2021, around 10:45 a.m., officers responded to a radio call for a domestic violence suspect at an apartment complex in the 2200 block of Wall Street.
While the officers were at the location, the suspect, later identified as 34-year-old Rosendo Olivio Jr., approached the officers armed with a folding knife in one hand and a butane torch lighter in the other.
Olivio was yelling profanities and threatening to burn down the apartment building. Olivio was ordered to drop the knife; however, he ignored the officer’s commands and continued to approach them while still holding the knife, resulting in an officer-involved shooting.
Olivio was struck by gunfire and fell to the ground. Los Angeles Fire Department personnel pronounced Olivio deceased at the scene.