The Latest: Los Angeles police kill knife-wielding man

December 31, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a fatal Los Angeles police shooting (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

Los Angeles police say they’ve shot and killed a knife-wielding man at a Van Nuys apartment.

Police say a report of a woman screaming sent officers to the scene at about 4:30 a.m. Monday. She lived in the apartment with an 18-year-old man.

She wasn’t hurt but police tell KABC-TV that a neighbor heard the screams and went to help but got into a fight with the man. That woman was treated for serious injuries at a hospital and released.

Police say arriving officers knocked on the apartment door and were met by a man holding a large knife who refused several orders to drop the weapon.

Police shot him and he died at the scene. His name hasn’t been released.


9:53 a.m.

Los Angeles police says officers responding to a call about a woman screaming have been involved in a shooting.

The Police Department tweets that the officers were confronted by a man with a knife Monday morning in the Van Nuys area and the shooting occurred when the suspect did not comply with their orders.

There are no other immediate details.

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