Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in Gardena

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau detectives investigated an officer-involved shooting in Gardena Monday night that left the suspect dead.

Emergency crews responded to the 1700 block of Rosecrans Avenue at about 9:55 p.m. and quickly located the injured male suspect.

The suspect was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, the Sheriff's Department said.

Police say they received calls of a man in his 30s with a knife and when they arrived, they found him pacing back and forth on the sidewalk while holding a knife. The suspect did not obey officers' orders to drop the knife and a taser was not effective, according to Gardena police.

The suspect lunged at officers, prompting an officer to fire once, striking the suspect, authorities said. A knife was located at the scene. The identity of the suspect was not immediately available.

No officers were injured.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the L.A. Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.