|WANTED for SHOOTING OFFICER JEFFREY STENROOS|
- Male Caucasian
- In his mid-to-late 40
- Long grayish hair pulled into a pony-tail
- 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall
- Thin build
- Last seen wearing a dark colored jacket, possibly a bomber jacket or hooded sweatshirt
- Denim jeans.
January 20, 2011
Above is the face of a man who could have killed a well respected law enforcement official yesterday.
Today, it is up to us, the community, to help the Los Angeles Police Department find him and to bring him to justice.
I have been watching the press conference with the Los Angeles Police Department this afternoon, and they are asking all of us to get the word out about the suspect in yesterday's attempted murder of Los Angeles City School officer Jeffrey Stenroos. (In times like this, great to see people like Chief Charlie Beck at the helm).
|Scene of the shooting.|
Hang in their Mr. Stenroos....lots of people are pulling for you to get back on the job soon.
Also an $80,000 REWARD has been approved by members of the Los Angeles City Council to help find the suspect who shot Officer Stenroos yesterday morning in his vehicle patrolling the area around El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills.
Officer Stenroos was flagged down by a person who told him a Caucasian man was peering into parked vehicles on a street behind the school.
At about 11:30 a.m.,Officer Stenroos saw an individual matching the description of the suspect, peering into parked vehicles along the 5500 block of Manton Avenue. Office Stenroos, believing that the male might be a burglary suspect, stopped his police car and got out to investigate.The suspect suddenly fired a handgun at Officer Stenroos,striking him one time in the chest. The force of the bullet’s impact caused Officer Stenroos to fall to the ground. He was wearing a ballistic vest, which prevented the bullet from penetrating his body.
Shortly after the shooting, a Good Samaritan, Michael Brodey, was driving by the location of the shooting and saw Officer Stenroos on the ground. Mr. Brodey, using his past training as a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, was able to use the police radio in Officer Stenroos’s car to put out an “officer needs help” call. Mr. Brodey recognized that Officer Stenroos was having difficulty breathing and quickly reacted by retrieving a US Coast Guard life jacket from his car; put it under Officer Stenroos’ head. Mr. Brodey tended to Officer Stenroos until first responders arrived.
Officer Stenroos was rushed to Northridge Hospital Medical Center where he was treated and released for a bruised chest, caused by the bullet impact to his ballistic vest, and injuries to his head when he fell.
Despite an extensive search, the suspect has not been located.
So, who is this suspect? Call the Los Angeles Police Department RHD Homicide Special Section Detectives Myers or Diaz at 213-486-6850. $80,000 awaits the person who turns this whack job in.