Daniel Yealu, accused of shooting at officers in LAPD station lobby, dies

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The gunman accused of shooting at two officers inside a Los Angeles Police Department station lobby died Thursday morning, according to the LAPD.

Daniel Yealu, 29, died around 2 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ,where he was taken after being shot by LAPD officers. 

Police say Yealu walked into the West Traffic Division station on Venice Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. on April 7. He said: "I have a complaint" and then opened fire, police said. The officers returned fire.

It is unknown how many times Yealu was hit during the shootout. The LAPD did not confirm the official cause of Yealu’s death.

Yealu was charged with attempted murder, but never made an appearance in court because of his grave condition. One officer was shot multiple times in the upper torso and survived despite not wearing a bulletproof vest.

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Detectives have not said what the motivation was for the shooting. The LAPD said they found multiple guns in an SUV they believed belonged to him as well as hundred of rounds of ammunition in his apartment.

Yealu had applied to the LAPD in 2009 but did not make it past all the necessary steps. 

With contributions from Daniel Astle

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