Sergeant Steve Owen, a 29-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was answering a call of distress, just like he had thousands of times before, but this time it was very different. He had received a dispatch to the scene of a robbery in progress. He stepped out of his car when a black thug approached him and fired a bullet right into his face. Owen was rushed towards a local hospital but he passed on the way.
A manhunt was immediately underway and police found the suspect and a gunfight ensued, with another officer and the suspect wounded. The suspect was able to escape by stealing a police car. He was picked up later, with no additional officers hurt. The suspect turned out to be a parolee with a long rap sheet.