Knife-wielding man injured in LAPD officer-involved shooting, barricades self

Los Angeles police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the Westlake area of Los Angeles Tuesday evening after someone called authorities reporting a man with a machete possibly hallucinating.

Police say officers responded to the 300 block of N. Commonwealth Avenue at about 6:45 p.m. and found the suspect armed with a knife. The suspect was identified as a Hispanic male adult about 49 years old.

LAPD says as the officers were in the process of trying to de-escalate the situation, the suspect charged at officers at which time an officer-involved shooting occurred. The suspect then ran into a local convenience store.

Officers then fired less-lethal rounds and took the suspect into custody, LAPD said. The suspect suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police are still investigating whether the suspect's injuries were a result of the shooting or self-inflicted by a knife. He was taken to a local hospital and listen in stable condition.

No officers or bystanders were injured in the incident.

LAPD has not released the suspect's identity. The investigation is ongoing.