NBC – by Christina Cocca and Gadi Schwartz
A search for an officer’s loaded shotgun turned up empty Thursday night nearly 12 hours after the weapon fell off a police motorcycle in South Los Angeles.
The search temporarily shut down streets near W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near South Normandie Avenue in South LA, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
An officer noticed his loaded shotgun had fallen out of its motorcycle holster, prompting dozens of officers to scour the area in search of the weapon.
“They’ll be an investigation to determine (how the shotgun fell off), but we believe it was a defective lock in some way,” an officer told NBC4.
During the search, one officer was bitten by a police K-9. He later underwent surgery and was recovering Thursday night.
South LA residents said they were sure police wouldn’t find the gun in that area.
4 thoughts on “Search for Officer’s Shotgun Turns Up Empty in South LA”
“An officer noticed his loaded shotgun had fallen out of its motorcycle holster, prompting dozens of officers to scour the area in search of the weapon.”
Idiot. That thing was gone as soon as it hit the ground.
How much you want to bet he was negligent and didnt secure the weapon well enough..
on another note : this is how their full auto military grade weapons will fall in the hands of the public , negligent cops with low IQ’s not knowing how to work and second check a securing device or leaving their cars out of their site while on a raid or something as a criminal steals their weapons or the entire vehicle
I like the line where a cop got bit by his own dog..lolololol ,ummm did he than shoot it?
if not, why not,, they shoot our dogs for not even touching them
He’s an idiot for 2 reasons:
# 1. Carelessness, stupidity, or both.
# 2. He actually WENT BACK to look for it. A gun hitting the ground here in L.A. is like the 5 second rule with food hitting the floor.
ONLY a total MORON would go back to look for it.
On second thought, better make that THREE reasons:
# 3. HE’S A COP!!!
Oh, and btw, I wonder how much he got for it. I don’t believe for a minute he ‘lost’ that thing. Worth some big bucks on the street.
Well, maybe it will turn up in the next buy back.