Man with large knife shot, killed by LAPD after refusing to drop weapon in Westlake

A man is dead after a domestic incident takes a deadly turn in the Westlake District of Los Angeles Monday. 

The Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call near the intersection of 6th and Witmer streets. When LAPD arrived, officers found a man in his 40s inside of an apartment.

According to LAPD, the man refused to comply despite officers telling him to leave repeatedly because he was violating a restraining order. 

In the midst of the standoff, the man grabbed a large knife, prompting officers to break out a Taser, LAPD said in a press conference Monday night. The suspect briefly dropped the large knife, but grabbed the weapon again, prompted an officer to shoot him, LAPD.

The suspect died after being shot by the officer. None of the officers were hurt in the tense incident and only one person was inside the apartment at the time of the shooting.