West Covina, CA. Officer Shot During Gun Fight

The search for an attempted murder suspect continued Saturday after a West Covina police officer was shot and wounded, authorities said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

#‎LASD Homicide Detectives are Seeking the Public’s Help in Locating Suspect in the Attempt Murder of a West Covina Police Officer 

Homicide detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating Attempt Murder on a Peace Officer Suspect Jose Luis Chavez. Suspect Jose Chavez is wanted for the attempt murder of an on-duty West Covina Police Officer. On Friday, May 20, 2016 at approximately 11:18 p.m., Suspect Jose Chavez fired numerous rounds at the officer as the officer attempted to detain him.

The officer sustained a gunshot wound to the upper torso. He was transported to a local hospital, where he remains in stable condition and is expected to survive.

Suspect Jose Chavez is described as a male Hispanic, 47 years old, approximately six feet one inch tall, and 225 pounds. He has a left eyebrow piercing (see attached bulletin and photograph).

Suspect Jose Chavez and the weapon have not been located. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Suspect Jose Chavez is knonwn to frequent the cities of West Covina, Baldwin Park and Pomona.

The investigation is on-going, and there is no additional information at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website


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