LAPD officer finds elderly mother shot to death

The mother of a Los Angeles Police officer has been found shot to death.

Department spokesman Cleon Joseph says the elderly woman was found inside her South Los Angeles home around noon Sunday. He says police had no suspect information and did not know the motive for the attack.

Capt. Dennis Kato told KABC-TV that the officer made the gruesome discovery. Kato said the officer was "really grieving" and didn't want to leave the crime scene while his colleagues conduct their investigation.

The news station reports that the officer is a department veteran who trains recruits at the police academy.