Man Who Shot 54-Year-Old LAPD Officer In Cold Blood Identified As Michael Mejia

The first photos of veteran LAPD Keith Boyer’s murderer have been released.

Michael Mejia, 26, shot and killed Officer Boyer 54, on Monday morning when the officer approached him at the scene of a crash in Whittier, California, around 23 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

The convict also shot Boyer’s partner Patrick Hazel, who is currently recovering at a hospital in a stable condition.

Mejia was on the run in a stolen car after murdering his own cousin earlier in the day, authorities said. He was recently released from prison, getting out of jail only a week before shooting the divorced father.

Via ABC:

Authorities said Mejia was involved in a car crash near the area of Colima Road and Mar Vista Street. When the two officers approached Mejia and tried to search him for weapons, Mejia opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun, officials said.

At least one officer returned fire, striking Mejia.
All three were rushed to local hospitals. Boyer, a 53-year-old father and full-time member of the force since 1990, was pronounced dead.

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