Shot Fired at Monterey Park Patrol Car


Helicopters circled the streets of Monterey Park late Thursday night as police officers, SWAT and K-9 units searched for a suspect or suspects that fired at a parked Monterey Park patrol car.

The single shot was fired Thursday around 9:56 p.m., according to police. The car was parked in a business complex parking lot near the intersection of Garvey Avenue and New Avenue.

The two officers inside the car were not hurt, said Monterey Park Lt. Eric Kim.

Following the shooting, the officers pulled out of the parking lot, called for back up and set up a perimeter, said Kim.

The police vehicle was damaged and authorities are certain a bullet was fired.

No bullet shell casings were recovered, according to police.

The police activity, unusual for the city of Monterey Park, continued into the early morning hours, according to police. Local agencies from Alhambra, San Gabriel, Whittier and the Sheriff’s Department helped Monterey Park police during their investigation.

Social media was a buzz as residents expressed their surprise that this was happening in their back yard.

No suspect was located and authorities do not have a description of a suspect or suspect vehicle.

Anyone with information is urged to call Monterey Park Police at (626) 573-1311. To remain anonymous, call (800) 222-8477.

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