LAPD Releases Video of Officer Being Shot Point-Blank Range

posted by Jerry Caldwell - 

Los Angeles police released a video of gang member Richard Mendoza, 32, shooting a female officer at point-blank range during a traffic stop. Her partner subsequently fatally wounded the gunman.

Recordings from inside a police cruiser and the two officers' body cams captured a routine traffic stop that suddenly explodes into violence as the gunman pulls a .380-caliber handgun from his side and shoots the female officer who is standing just inches away.

Mendoza was struck multiple times in the torso and head and later died of his injuries at a hospital.

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