Alleged armed suspect killed after being struck by police gunfire in Huntington Park

A suspect who was allegedly armed with a knife was fatally struck by police gunfire in Huntington Park, officials said. 

The shooting was reported just before 12:05 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of E. Gage and Santa Fe avenues, officials said.

Sheriff’s investigators said while Los Angeles County firefighters were responding to a house fire nearby on the 6500 block of Marbrisa Ave., they were approached by the suspect who threatened them. This prompted a response from Huntington Park police who attempted to get the suspect to surrender by using less-than-lethal force. Authorities said officers used rubber bullets three times during an estimated 15-minute foot chase. The suspect reportedly advanced toward an officer when the shooting occurred. 

The suspect, described as a Hispanic man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was not immediately released. 

No officers were injured in the incident. 

Officials say a knife was recovered at the scene and investigators canvassed the area for surveillance footage. 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is assisting with the investigation. 

No further information was available. 

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