APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (KTLA) -- A Los Angeles Police Department officer allegedly shot and wounded a fellow officer during an off-duty camping trip in an unincorporated area of Apple Valley early Sunday, authorities said.
Deputies responded to the scene of the shooting near Stoddard Wells Off-Highway Vehicle area near Barstow, about 1:17 a.m., according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. They found a 48-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the upper body, who was flown to a hospital by helicopter for medical treatment.
Ismael Tamayo, a 44-year-old LAPD officer and Ontario resident, has since been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, according to sheriff’s officials and county booking records.
The circumstances that led to the shooting are still under investigation, sheriff’s officials said. The victim was expected to survive.
All three people taking part in the camping and shooting trip were LAPD officers, the agency said in a written statement. The victim is also an officer, according to the LAPD. The third person was described as a supervisor.