SWAT Cop Gets Shot in Chest, Face During Police Shootout With Suspect in Los Angeles

Published on March 30, 2021 by

Los Angeles, California — On March 16, 2021 around 12:15​ p.m., LAPD Southwest Patrol Division officers responded to a radio call of an “Assault with a Deadly Weapon” in the 1000 block of West 21st Street. The officers learned that the suspect, later identified as 36-year-old Jorge Cerda, was armed, believed to be under the influence of narcotics, and had discharged a weapon. After the suspect barricaded himself inside a home, officers from Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) were summoned to the scene to assist. The SWAT personnel established containment, cleared surrounding residents from the area, and initiated their efforts to establish communication with the suspect.

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