LA police shoot man with weapon described as mentally ill
Feb. 26, 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say officers have shot and killed a man described as mentally ill who was armed with a sharp weapon.
Officer Drake Madison says the man, believed to be in his 20s, died at the scene in Panorama City Monday morning.
Madison says police initially responded to a report of a man with a mental illness wielding a 16-inch edged weapon. City News Service says a witness described it as a machete.
Madison says officers opened fire after unsuccessfully trying to take the man into custody with a stun gun and a beanbag weapon.
No officers were injured.
The shooting is under investigation.