LAPD fatally shoots man allegedly armed with sharp object

On Tuesday, LAPD officers shot a man in South Los Angeles after being threatened with a weapon. According to the reports, the armed man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident occurred around 4:45 p.m. when LAPD officers received a 911 call of a man with a deadly weapon in his hand. The officers responded to the emergency call and went to the reported location in the 2700 block of South Central Avenue.

The LAPD explained that the officers found the man holding a “sharp metal object about a foot in length” in his hand as a weapon. The officers told him to drop the weapon, but he did not obey the order. He then threatened the police officers with the weapon, according to the reports.

“After telling the suspect to drop the metal object several times, he did not and approached the officers, at which time an officer-involved shooting occurred,” LAPD said.

Aside from the LAPD’s efforts, the firefighters were called to the area. Brian Humphrey, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson, explained that the police told the firefighters to hold 28th Street and Naomi Avenue while the police conducted a “tactical operation” to apprehend the armed man.

According to reports, the man was transported by the LAPD to a hospital and died around 7:55 p.m. No officers were injured in the incident.

LAPD detectives investigate the incident

When asked about the weapon, officer Mike Lopez, a spokesperson for the LAPD, did not provide further details about the weapon. He also declined to provide details about how officers were involved.

He then explained that the LAPD could not answer questions regarding the incident during the ongoing investigation. In addition, Humphrey did not give any details regarding LAPD’s involvement in this incident.

According to authorities, this marked the second shooting that occurred within two days in the city. A day before this shooting, LAPD officers in Westlake shot and killed a man who also threatened the police with a knife.