Los Angeles, California — On October 18, 2022, around 11:20 p.m., Wilshire Patrol officers responded to the 1200 block of Victoria Ave for a radio call of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon in progress, the suspect is armed with a sword at the location. Upon officer’s arrival they observed 23-year-old Eric Herrera walking in the middle of the street holding a sword. Officers attempted to de-escalate the situation and gave Herrera verbal commands to put the weapon down. Herrera refused to cooperate with the officer’s commands as he approached officers with sword in hand.
The officers utilized less lethal force and a taser was deployed. Herrera was taken into custody without further incident.
During the incident, officers made contact with the victim (Herrera’s Mom) who was suffering from numerous lacerations to her arm from the Herrera’s sword. The officers quickly rendered aid and applied a tourniquet to the victim’s arm. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported the victim to a local hospital. She is listed in stable condition. Officers arrested Herrera for 664/187PC- Attempt Murder, with a bail of $100,000.