SYLMAR, Calif. (FOX 11 / CNS)
A man who was shot by Los Angeles police officers after he cut a SWAT officer with a knife following a standoff Wednesday morning has died at a hospital, authorities said.
The OIS took place after an hours-long standoff at a Sylmar residence, a police spokesman said.
It all began about 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, when police responded to a residence in the 14700 block of Lakeside Street, near Glenoaks Boulevard, regarding a call about a mentally ill man, LAPD spokesman Officer Ricardo
"Officers encountered the man outside the location armed with a knife," Hernandez said. "At that point, officers used a Taser to try and subdue the suspect, but it did not stop him and the man ran back inside his residence and refused to come out."
It then devolved into a barricade situation, Hernandez said. An LAPD SWAT team was called to the scene along with negotiators to try and end the standoff. But the man refused to come out.
About 1:30 a.m. SWAT officers used gas to try and flush the man outside.
"He eventually came out and tried to sneak around the corner of his building," Hernandez continued. "But he encountered some SWAT officers who used a Taser and bean bags to try and subdue him, but the suspect remained unaffected. The man then used his knife to cut one of the officers on the arm."
At that point, an OIS took place.
The suspect was wounded and transported to a hospital in critical condition, where he later died, according to authorities.
The officer was also taken to the hospital for treatment. The shooting took place about 2:40 a.m.
Police have set up a command post at the intersection of De Garmo Avenue and Polk Street.
The shooting was being investigated by the LAPD's Force Investigation Division, the Office of the Inspector General and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Justice System Integrity Division shooting team.