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Chief Lovell Issues Statement Regarding Recent Violent Incidents

December 07, 2021 16:31

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Yesterday, a suspect began a series of dangerous acts of violence toward members of our community. Ultimately, this resulted in an officer-involved shooting on the I-5 freeway.

Our Detectives are still seeking anyone who has information about the actions of this suspect prior to the shooting, or witnesses to the shooting, to come forward as we piece together a detailed timeline. While we understand members of the community are shocked and saddened by what occurred yesterday, we must balance the need for transparency with the responsibility to provide accurate information, while protecting the integrity of the investigation. We hope to release additional information following the officer's interview.

The last few days have been particularly violent, with shootings, four homici

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