Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # 23431
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
Police Officer Duane Johnson was shot and killed by a robbery suspect in Chinatown at about 2:00 pm.
Officer Johnson and his partner had responded to the store and were let in by one of the subjects, who was posing as a store employee. When the two officers entered the men immediately opened fire, killing Officer Johnson and wounding his partner.
The shooter was apprehended and sentenced to life.
Officer Johnson was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.