Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Statement on Law Enforcement-Involved Shooting

Below is a statement from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center regarding the shooting of a patient by law enforcement.

The hospital confirms that last night a patient admitted to the hospital became agitated on the medical unit where he was being treated for injuries sustained prior to admission.  The patient left his room and tried to enter the room of a nearby patient that was being guarded by Sheriff’s Deputies.  The patient became aggressive and was subsequently shot by the Deputies.  The patient is in critical condition and receiving further care in the hospital.  No other patients or employees were harmed and the hospital is operating under normal circumstances.  The hospital continues to work with law enforcement on the investigation into this incident.

For further information regarding this matter, please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at (213) 229-1850.