(L.A.) Olban Perdomo Rodas, 25, Died in a Driveway
Case Number: 2023-10623
Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 25-year-old Latino male that occurred in a driveway.
The coroner’s office has identified the man as Olban Perdomo Rodas.
Manner of Death: Homicide
Cause of Death: Multiple Gunshot Wounds
RIP OLBAN PERDOMO RODAS (October 8, 1997 – August 13, 2023)
Formal pronouncement of death was made on Sunday at 6:02 a.m.
The decedent was fatally shot by police in South Los Angeles.
Police had responded to the area of the 6300 block of South Hoover Street, a few blocks west of the Harbor (110) Freeway, in response to a call regarding a grand theft auto suspect. When officers arrived, they found the suspect inside the victim’s car, which was parked in the victim’s driveway.
“The vehicle windows were heavily tinted,” according to a statement from police. “After officers gave verbal orders for Perdomo to exit the vehicle, which were ignored, they approached and opened the driver’s door to make contact with Perdomo. Once the door was open, officers observed Perdomo’s arm protruding from the back seat while holding a black handgun, prompting the officers to back away and request additional units.”
According to police, the suspect eventually exited the vehicle holding a handgun, refusing demands that he drop the weapon. An officer fired a less-than-lethal round, but it failed to subdue him, police said, who said Rodas subsequently “pointed the handgun at the officers,” prompting police to open fire.
Rodas was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to police, the weapon was recovered at the scene, and it turned out to be a replica-style handgun loaded with metal pellets.