Dead Man Who Wounded LAPD Officer ID'd

LAPD officers were responding to a domestic violence report before the shooting, which led to a barricade situation

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    Los Angeles police vehicles at the scene of a shooting that involved an officer at a Hollywood Hills residence Monday March 24, 2014.

    A man found dead after firing at officers sent to his Hollywood Hills home on a domestic battery call was identified on Tuesday.

    But whether he was shot by police or whether he shot himself had yet to be determined.

    Officer Wounded in Standoff in Hollywood

    [LA] Officer Wounded in Standoff in Hollywood
    An officer was injured after responding to a domestic dispute. The shooter barricaded himself within a home and after a four-hour standoff, the man was found dead. John Cádiz Klemack reports from Hollywood for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 24, 2014.

    The shooting occurred after officers went to the multi-story home in the 8200 block of Gould Ave., a winding road off Laurel Canyon Boulevard, shortly after 8 a.m. Monday, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

    The injured officer was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non- life-threatening injuries that may have been the result of being hit by bullet fragments or debris, police said.

    LAPD Officer Wounded in Shooting

    [LA] LAPD Officer Wounded in Shooting
    An officer was wounded in a standoff with a shooter who had barricaded himself inside a home. The injury is tragic, especially just a few weeks after another LAPD officer died in a car crash. Patrick Healy reports from Cedars Sinai Hospital for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 24, 2014.

    Michael Valentino, 27, who lived at the residence, was identified as the gunman, coroner's officials said.

    A civilian also was taken to a hospital for treatment of an unknown problem, according to police.

    Court records showed that Valentino had a history of criminal convictions, including for forgery, battery and burglary under an alias.

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