14-year-old girl in dressing room killed by LAPD in shooting that also left suspect dead

A 14-year-old girl was killed Thursday when police shot and killed a man suspected in an attack at a Burlington store in North Hollywood.

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The Acedian
The Acedian
123a year agoTwitter

LAPD committed murder for the holidays. Where鈥檚 the protect and serve in that? Police are out of control (again). 馃槩

PSmith
PSmith
118a year agoTwitter

What had the now dead suspect been alleged to have done that would justify a policeman firing a weapon inside a department store? Particularly during the holiday shopping days?

Petard Hoister
Petard Hoister
107a year agoTwitter

no one had a gun and no one was killed until the cops showed up

No war but class war馃晩锔忦煂火煂光槶
No war but class war馃晩锔忦煂火煂光槶
79a year agoTwitter

Epic moment when cops respond to an assault and shoot three people "Hey guys what if we came and made the situation significantly worse for apparently no reason"

Mankrik鈥檚 Wife
Mankrik鈥檚 Wife
65a year agoTwitter

A cop pointed a gun, pulled the trigger, and killed a 14 year old girl. The cop murdered a teen girl. Can we please get the biggest news organization on the west coast to actually fucking inform its readers about how the state-funded standing army constantly murders innocent ppl?

max dedonat
max dedonat
66a year agoTwitter

Thank you for the belated attempt at journalism after we made you do it.

patrick
patrick
55a year agoTwitter

What a tragedy. This would never happen in my country (The Netherlands). Cause here almost nobody carries a gun. Therefore police almost never has to draw theirs. Let alone schoot inside a store.

Mike Dickerson
Mike Dickerson
51a year agoTwitter

Thanks for updating, but we've had this conversation with the LA Times a dozen times. You amd your reporters promise to do better, and then continue to use cop PR talk until you get yelled at. Get a style guide!

馃ウ馃悽
馃ウ馃悽
44a year agoTwitter

Stop getting your articles straight from @LAPDHQ and do some actual journalism鈥

Tara A
Tara A
44a year agoTwitter

Your outlet has great potential to help hold the LAPD accountable. Too often your reporting uncritically presents their version of events despite a known track record of lies. Please bring the due diligence to everyday coverage!

joncutt
joncutt
42a year agoTwitter

You're leaving out that the only person with a gun in the situation was the cop.

dalek earnhardt jr
dalek earnhardt jr
39a year agoTwitter

"Killed by an LAPD bullet" still isn't it. How did the bullet do that?

nosirrom
nosirrom
33a year agoTwitter

can someone explain what the point of having cops is?

Jamaal Jackson
Jamaal Jackson
28a year agoTwitter

Chief says the officer would not have known someone was behind the wall. That鈥檚 why you take into account the big picture. You鈥檙e responsible for every round you shoot! 14 years old!馃槪

Nikki Says...
Nikki Says...
23a year agoTwitter

Was someone in grave danger to warrant firing a weapon inside a store? And if so, why wasn't the public notified and moved to safety first? How is this an appropriate response to the situation? When will you charge that officer with murder?

Kevin
Kevin
19a year agoTwitter

It鈥檚 unconscionable that you used passive language to begin with. LA media outlets are 100% culpable in the unchecked violence that @lapdhq and @LAPDHQ have been allowed to commit with no oversight.

baby Yaga
baby Yaga
18a year agoTwitter

Am I being too Strunk and White about this, or is the amended headline still in the passive voice?

Little Simz Just Dropped The AOTY - Brian
Little Simz Just Dropped The AOTY - Brian
19a year agoTwitter

For the record: You always do this every time it happens. Maybe it's not a mistake and you're just gaslighting all of us.

Qanon is a Death Cult
Qanon is a Death Cult
15a year agoTwitter

Jesus. This is what happens when @LAPDHQ solves every problem with guns.

Innocent civilians are the most endangered by Police.

#PoliceBrutality #PoliceReform

Richard U.
Richard U.
15a year agoTwitter

Guess the LAPD skips the part of every gun safety class where you're told to be aware of what's behind your target.

Bob Scheurle
Bob Scheurle
15a year agoTwitter

LAPD Chief Michel Moore said, "This is a devastating and tragic circumstance, and it occurred during the actions of one of our officers."

As if her death was unrelated and entirely coincidental.

Cherie Priest
Cherie Priest
15a year agoTwitter

Tbh this is the most direct headline I鈥檝e seen on the subject so far

氐賱丨
氐賱丨
14a year agoTwitter

Has anyone asked why they didn't use Tasers or maybe rubber bullets? That would seem appropriate, logical even, especially inside a crowded store where they knew innocent people were sheltering in place... right?

How The West Was Saved
How The West Was Saved
11a year agoTwitter

We need to reimagine safety in our communities! That means critical investments in mental, behavioral, & rehabilitation healthcare. That means ending poverty & creating permanent affordable housing! More police are not making us safer, this colonist system is sacrificial!

L A Johnson
L A Johnson
12a year agoTwitter

A pack of rabid policemen kill an innocent 14 year old girl. The police were the only criminals on the scene in possession of firearms or actively using them.

PattyChocolateMilk
PattyChocolateMilk
13a year agoTwitter

Is that some kinda shoot 1st & maybe there won鈥檛 be questions later bc everyone will be dead?

I mean鈥

NickManchester- Something Else
NickManchester- Something Else
13a year agoTwitter

Third time's the charm for being honest about what happened, eh?

And yeah, a guy allegedly assaulted someone and then had the audacity to pick up a bike lock. He was executed by the cops (denied due process) and she was murdered.

creaghead
creaghead
9a year agoTwitter

Thanks, can you make sure to verify it with reliable sources, and not just print what the LAPD feeds you? You know, like real journalists.

A Groucho Marxist
A Groucho Marxist
9a year agoTwitter

Why in the world were they shooting in a crowded store, like it was a Lethal Weapon sequel?

馃ウ馃悽
馃ウ馃悽
7a year agoTwitter

This is horrible, @LAPDHQ should not be shooting into stores with shoppers. These poorly trained officers need to be held accountable. @LAPDHQ needs to stop making our city even more dangerous, time to take our civil rights and tax dollars back from these murderous thugs.

Jules
Jules
5a year agoTwitter

Do we know how many rounds LAPD shot? It鈥檚 just beyond reckless

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饾暛饾枊饾枒饾枎饾枌, 饾枂饾枠 饾暞饾枟饾枂饾枅饾枤饾枒饾枂
8a year agoTwitter

You do it wrong literally every time. Maybe make a post-it for the break room?

an overwhelming surplus of diggity 馃馃
an overwhelming surplus of diggity 馃馃
6a year agoTwitter

"14-year-old girl in dressing room of Burlington fatally shot by LAPD"

The headline is still passive voice

Active voice would be:

"LAPD fatally shot 14-year-old girl in dressing room of Burlington"

Darrell Jeffers
Darrell Jeffers
6a year agoTwitter

Will reserve judgement until we can get more information. I'm go to need to see the video because you can't believe anything coming from the cops.

Sharkhand
Sharkhand
6a year agoTwitter

Better late than- actually no, no you should have known better it鈥檚 practically 2022 ffs. https://t.co/鈥婻sxh27fKEX

ms. solo dolo
ms. solo dolo
6a year agoTwitter

No need to be passive aggressive just because you were bullied into doing your job

LANC Watch
LANC Watch
5a year agoTwitter

How come it took you 3 tries to be accurate?

water is wet 馃寠
water is wet 馃寠
5a year agoTwitter

I guess caping for the cops is a hard habit for y鈥檃ll to break

How The West Was Saved
How The West Was Saved
5a year agoTwitter

The Democrats are giving more and more money to "law enforcement" agencies yet we aren't any safer! So the alleged assailant was allegedly holding a bike chain & that warranted the police shooting into a busy store during the holidays??? We can't reform this, we must divest! https://t.co/鈥媢jy9XqUDgZ

MrRealist
MrRealist
5a year agoTwitter

@latimes, the article鈥檚 1st sentence should be:

鈥淎n LAPD officer killed an innocent teenage girl at a Burlington clothing store.鈥

All the nonsense before & after your whitewashed description of what happened is a bogus attempt to exculpate police. Be journalists, not lapdogs.