LASD Sgt. Steven Owen Died From Injuries Sustained In Burglary

Suspect taken into custody after being shot by LASD deputies.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 6, 2016

Los Angeles, CA – On Wednesday, Sergeant Steven Owen, 53, a 29-year Veteran of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) was reported killed while investigating a home burglary in the suburb of Lancaster, according to the LASD. A press release states that Sgt. Owen succumbed to injuries when he was shot by a burglary suspect running from an apartment building.
The 27-year-old suspect was able to get control of Sgt. Owen’s patrol vehicle and rammed it at a second patrol vehicle, which another deputy was responding to the scene. The suspect fled and later entered a nearby home where two teenagers were inside.
A LASD SWAT unit responded and entered the home as the suspect exited through the rear of the home and jumped over a wall. Several deputies fired their weapons and the suspect was struck in the upper torso and was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.
The suspect is described as an Afro-American male who was recently paroled. A weapon was recovered from the suspect. Sgt. Owen died from his injuries at a local hospital.

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