Police shoot, kill person armed with knife in Sawtelle, LAPD says

Los Angeles police shot dead one person in Sawtelle on Thursday in what was the third fatal police shooting in the past week.

Police responded to the area near Pico and Sawtelle Boulevards near the 405 Freeway around 5 p.m. regarding reports of a person with a knife, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement on Twitter.

After an officer arrived and got out of his vehicle, a person attacked the officer with a knife, police said.

The officer shot the person, who was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Shortly after 9 p.m., the LAPD said the person died in the hospital.

A knife was reportedly found at the scene, and the officer was injured in “a fall during the incident,” according to the LAPD.

Prior to the 4:47 p.m. shooting, the Los Angeles Fire Department had responded to reports of an injured person or a person in distress in the area and notified the LAPD of the call, fire officials said.

Thursday’s shooting comes two days after an LAPD officer fatally shot a man on the 600 block of West Anaheim Street in Wilmington. Police suspect the man was armed with a pistol.

Los Angeles police shot and killed a suspected gunman near 36th Place and Maple Avenue in south LA on Saturday after he allegedly refused to obey police orders.

Police officials have released few details about these shootings and The Times has not been able to independently verify the police report in either case.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-07-07/police-officer-shoots-person-armed-with-knife-in-sawtelle-lapd-says Police shoot, kill person armed with knife in Sawtelle, LAPD says

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