Le 9 avril 2014, 02:51 dans Humeurs • 0
The man who police say opened fire at a Los Angeles Police Department station Monday night had tried to become a Los Angeles police officer but was rejected, officials said.
LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith said Daniel C. Yealu had applied to join the LAPD academy but was declined. He did not provide further details or say when Yealu was rejected.
Yealu's father said his son was working as a security guard and aspired to be a police officer.
Danny Yealu, 58, told The Times that his son — Daniel C. Yealu — had told him last year he had applied to a police academy, was making good money as a security guard and had plans to buy a condominium.
Danny Yealu said he did not speak to his son often, but said there were no warning signs leading up to Monday’s shooting. He said he learned of his son’s alleged action after detectives arrived at his house Tuesday morning.
The younger Yealu, who remained hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday, was booked in absentia on suspicion of attempted murder, LAPD officials said. Online jail records show his bail was set at $2 million.
Yealu walked up to the front desk of the LAPD's Wilshire Division station about 8:30 p.m. and fired at two officers there, Chief Charlie Beck said. One officer was struck multiple times, but he managed to return fire along with the other officer.