LAPD Responds to Call About Fight Between Two Homeless People

The reported incident occurred in front of a laundromat at Eagle Rock Center on Colorado Boulevard.

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department Northeast Community Station responded to a 911 call about a fight between two homeless people at the Eagle Rock Center on Colorado Boulevard Sunday evening.

Four officers in two squad cars got to the scene of the altercation—in front of Launderland Coin Laundry—at around 6:30 p.m. But except for two shopping carts packed with what appeared to be personal belongings, there was no sign of any homeless people.

When Patch arrived at the scene of the incident, an LAPD officer whose name plate identified him as Silva was speaking to a man (see photo) who said he had witnessed a homeless man brandishing a black-colored object—perhaps a pipe of some sort—in an apparent act of violence against another homeless person.

Silva said he would need to investigate further for details. The officer added that the reason two squad cars had responded to the 911 call was because of the massive law enforcement manhunt for ex-LAPD fugitive Christopher Jordan Dorner, who is believed to have murdered three people.

AG February 12, 2013 at 06:35 PM
I'm not sure if this incident warrented them screaming the wrong way up Eagle Rock Blvd at about 80mph, narrowly missing several cars, myself included.
Ajay Singh February 14, 2013 at 01:52 AM
Thanks, AG—I did see at least one squad car with its lights flashing and sirens blaring on Eagle Rock Boulevard as it turned west on Colorado Boulevard. This might have been the same car you refer to. One possible reason for its high speed might have been the severe pressure on the LAPD accruing from the now-concluded search for ex-LAPD cop killer Christopher Dorner. In other words, although the 911 call may have been regarding a fight between two homeless people, patrol officers treated all calls under high-alert conditions. As Officer Silva says at the end of this story, the Dorner manhunt was the reason why two, rather than one, patrol cars responded to the call.
Jean B February 15, 2013 at 02:18 AM
Does anyone know what happened around 10:30 pm last Saturday on Colorado Blvd near Mt. Royal? The helicopter circled for a really long time, flying quite low, and we heard a number of sirens. There was yellow caution tape between the two light standards in front of those cottage apartments next to the liquor store?


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