Policeman Fred H. Early

Policeman Fred H. Early

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, March 23, 1973

Fred H. Early

Policeman Fred Early was shot and killed by a robbery suspect.

Policeman Early was off duty when he observed a burglary in progress. He went to a phone booth to call in the crime when he was confronted by the suspect(s) and shot while he was on the phone. He survived the shooting, but not without complications. In the months that passed he suffered blackouts and other symptoms. While undergoing treatment at UCLA Medical Center he sustained irreversible brain damage and never recovered from the procedures. He died from his injuries six months after the shooting.

In March 1998, the Los Angeles City Council approved a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspect(s) in the shooting of Policeman Early.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 12522

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 9, 1972
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Still unsolved after nearly 43 years. I think this case should be looked at by fresh eyes. Somebody knows something. I'd like to see some re-interviews done. People who were afraid to talk 43 years ago may open up now.

Lieutenant II
LAPD

May 3, 2015

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