LAPD officers shoot dead person in south Los Angeles
Police shot dead a person in south Los Angeles on Tuesday, marking the second such incident in two days.
According to KCBS-TV Channel 2, officers shot someone dead after responding to a call for help.
Officer Mike Lopez, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department, told The Times that the incident happened in the East 28th Street and South Central Avenue area, but he declined clarification and said he could take follow-up questions, including how , did not immediately answer officials involved and whether anyone was injured or killed.
Firefighters were called to the area at 5:49 p.m. and ordered to stage themselves at 28th and Naomi Avenues while police conducted a “tactical operation,” said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Humphrey referred further questions to the police, including whether anyone was taken to a hospital from the crime scene.
The shooting comes a day after LAPD officers shot and killed a man allegedly armed with a knife in Westlake.
Patrol officers from the Rampart Division were called around 3:30 p.m. Monday for violating a domestic violence restraining order at an apartment building on the 200 block of South Witmer Street, authorities said.
Officers spoke to a man in his 40s who was in a unit, but the man did not come out or follow orders, police said. They continued to speak to him for about 15 minutes before he allegedly “armed himself with a large knife.”
Officers used “less lethal” options, including pepper spray and a taser, and the man momentarily dropped the knife but immediately armed himself again, police said. The police then fatally shot the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.