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 Roger Warren Jr., Policeman

Roger Warren Jr.

Monday, May 8, 1967

Warren, Jr., Roger

Rank: Policeman

Serial Number: 13168

Division: Van Nuys

Location: 6821 Lennox Ave.

Date Killed: Monday, May 8, 1967

Cause of Death: Gunshot wound

Bio: Ofcr Warren and his partner had no idea that
they were driving into an pre-planned ambush. Earlier that day the
suspects friend had been detained by a shop owner for theft. When
the suspect and other juveniles entered the store to free their
friend, the shop owner called the Police. The suspects were
arrested and sent to juvenile hall. Since the crime was not violent
they were released to their parents the same day. Upset with the
shop owner and the LAPD the suspect decided to kill the shop owner
then the responding Officers. The suspect armed himself with a WW 2
era German Mauser sniper rifle fitted with a scope. He then
positioned himself 75 yards away from the front of the shop in a
park, laying prone next to a tree for cover. The suspect then had a
friend trip the burglar alarm at the shop. Ofcr Warren and his
partner arrived at the location to investigate the alarm call. As
Ofcr Warren exited the Police vehicle a single rifle shot was
fired, striking him. Ofcr Warren's partner engaged the suspect with
gun fire but was unable to hit the suspect or move to a position of
advantage. Luck intervened and an off duty Ofcr heard the shooting
and responded. The two officers made a tactical plan to out flank
the suspect and end the ambush. The plan was successful and the
suspect was arrested. Unfortunately Ofcr Warren did not survive the
gunshot wound.

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