LOS ANGELES – A man allegedly threatening local business employees was shot and killed in downtown Los Angeles by the city’s police officers on Saturday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Police Department dispatched police officers to the 600 block of Towne Avenue, within the vicinity of Skid Row. They arrived in the area shortly after 2 p.m. This was in response to reports made about a man allegedly wielding a stick and threatening staff members at a nearby manufacturing establishment.
When officers made their way to the scene of the alleged crime, they identified a man thought to be in his late 30s or 40s who was possibly under the influence of a substance. At this point, the officers resorted to using non-lethal ammunition against the man. The non-lethal ammunition was later followed by gunshots.
The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics promptly rushed the man to a local hospital for medical treatment. However, he later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
During the encounter, one LAPD officer incurred a minor hand wound, confirmed the department. However, it remains unclear as to how the injury transpired. The officer received treatment on the spot and was subsequently released.
Further details pertaining to the incident are currently unavailable.