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

By Jason Kandel and Tena Ezzeddine
|  Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014  |  Updated 9:40 PM PDT
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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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