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.

    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.

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    Officer Injured in Hollywood Hills Shooting

    [LA] Officer Injured in Hollywood Hills Shooting
    A suspect in a Hollywood Hills shooting was dead after an officer was injured responding to a domestic abuse call Monday morning, sources told NBC4. Patrick Healy reports live for the NBC4 News at Noon on Monday, March 24, 2014.

    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.

    Neighbors React to Hollywood Hills Shooting

    [LA] Neighbors React to Hollywood Hills Shooting
    A heavy police response to a shooting involving an LAPD officer in the Hollywood Hills led to several street closures and worried residents. One man who was in the area recounts what he saw when the shooting occurred. John Cádiz Klemack reports live for the NBC4 News at Noon on Monday, March 24, 2014.

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