Case 18

The North Hollywood Shootout

*** Content Warning: gun violence ***

When Larry Phillips Junior and Emil Mătăsăreanu entered the North Hollywood branch of the Bank of America on February 28 1997, no one could have predicted the chaos that was about to ensue. 

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department were informed that an armed robbery had taken place and were quickly dispatched to the scene. What followed was 44 minutes of pure mayhem.



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North Hollywood Shootout – an excellent website with the most comprehensive account of the case you will find. Lots of images and videos. And very detailed accounts.



1997 North Hollywood Shootout – LAPD police radio audio



History – Shootout: North Hollywood Shootout – DVD



From the Archives: Shoot-Out In North Hollywood: Command And Communications – 9-1-1 Magazine

1998 Medal of Valor Recipients – LAPD Online

Bank Robber Bled to Death, Autopsy Finds – Los Angeles Times

Chilling Portrait of Robber Emerges – Los Angeles Times

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