A man in his forties was shot and killed by police on Monday after they responded to a complaint regarding a breach of a domestic violence restraining order. According to the officials, the guy armed himself with a knife during the call.
According to a press release issued by the Los Angeles Police Department, the incident took place at approximately 3:30 p.m. inside an apartment complex located in the 200 block of South Witmer Street in the neighbourhood of Westlake.
Officers from the Rampart Division of the Los Angeles Police Department arrived to the site and made contact with the individual, but he refused to leave the apartment unit.
LAPD shoots and kills a man with a knife in Westlake.
According to the police, they maintained their conversation with the suspect for roughly 15 minutes before the man armed himself with a huge knife.
When this occurred, the authorities said that the cops used less lethal weapons on the subject, such as pepper spray and a taser.
“The suspect momentarily dropped the knife, but instantly rearmed himself with the huge knife, at which time an Officer-involved Shooting occurred,” officials claimed in the release. “The shooting was caused by an Officer-involved Shooting.” “Officers called for an ambulance while delivering first aid to the suspect after he was hit by gunshot,” the sentence reads. “the suspect was being held at gunpoint.”
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Suspect in Westlake domestic violence case fatally shot by LAPD officer
On Monday evening, in the Westlake neighbourhood of Los Angeles, officers from the Los Angeles Police Department shot and killed a man who was armed with a knife and was suspected of violating a restraining order.
At about 3:30 in the afternoon, officers were dispatched to the apartment complex located in the 200 block of South Witmer Street.
Officers approached the suspect, who was only identified as a male in his 40s at the time of their arrival, and made contact with him.
According to the police, the suspect proceeded to arm himself with a huge knife after that. The LAPD stated that this was the point at which police “used less lethal instruments, including OC spray and taser.”
“The suspect momentarily let go of the knife, but instantly rearmed himself with the huge knife, at which point an officer-involved gunshot took place.”
After arriving on the site, members of the Los Angeles City Fire Department determined that the suspect had been pronounced deceased at the scene.
Nobody in the police force was hurt.
An investigation into the incident is being carried out by investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Force Investigation Division, as well as investigators from the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Inspector General.
Within the next 45 days, the police will issue what they are calling a “critical event community briefing.”
Police were dispatched to the 200 block of South Witmer Street at about 3:45 p.m.
Once there, police officers made touch with a man in his 40s who matched the suspect’s description.
They say the man then produced a big knife and began attacking them. At that point, police “used less lethal tactics, including OC spray and taser,” according to the LAPD.
After briefly putting down his huge knife, the suspect picked it up again, at which point an officer fired his weapon.
After arriving, Los Angeles Fire Department personnel determined the suspect was already dead.
Officers were unharmed in this incident.
An investigation into the incident is under underway by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Force Investigation Division, as well as the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Inspector General.
A “critical event community briefing” was promised by the police department within 45 days.