Echo Park man shot by police gets a show of support

Mar 23, 2013

The Los Angeles Police Department has remained quiet about last Tuesday’s officer-involved shooting in Echo Park that left one man injured until an investigation is completed. While police have declined to provide details about the incident, the friends of the family of the injured man have set up a large “Get Well Dizzy” card made from cardboard and placed it near the shooting scene at corner of Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard.  The man, whose first name is David, often hung out nearby on Echo Park Avenue wearing a Dodger hat.

Police have declined to say if David remains at L.A. County-USC Medical Center, where he underwent surgery following the shooting. He was reported in serious but stable condition earlier this week.

Some persons in the comments section of The Eastsider have disputed some news accounts that said police opened fire on David after he pointed a gun and shot at them. Police have so far not said if any charges have or will be filed against him.

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