LAPD Officer Charged with Attempted Murder for Shooting a Colleague


Detectives with the LAPD’s Force Investigations Division of Professional Standards Bureau launched an administrative investigation into the shooting. The department said it is fully cooperating with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office in their criminal investigation into the incident.

In a statement, LAPD Chief Michel Moore said, “The events overnight culminating in the serious injury to our off-duty officer, apparently at the hands of another member of this Department, give me great concern. I spoke earlier this morning with San Bernardino Sheriff John McMahon, pledging our full support of their criminal investigation. I am thankful our injured officer is in stable condition and expected to survive. I am committed to determining what and how this occurred.”

Officer Tamayo has been relieved of his police powers pending the outcome of the administrative and criminal investigation. He is being held on $1 million bail.

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