Details are scant but the Los Angeles Police Department confirms that one of its officers was involved in a fatal shooting on June 5.
Shooting Victim: Ricardo Cabrales
LAPD officers were assisting California state parole officers in a compliance search for a parolee in the 3800 block of East Sixth Street when the 8:30 am shooting occurred. According to preliminary police reports, parolee Ricardo Cabrales refused to open the door to officers and tried to escape from a side door when he got involved in an “officer-involved shooting” with LAPD officer Jose Hidalgo.
Cabrales was pronounced dead at the scene by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Police said they recovered a small semi-automatic handgun. The LAPD Force Investigation Division is handling the shooting death.
Officer Jose Hidalgo has been on the job for four years.