Police shoot armed man in Panorama City in third officer-involved shooting in one day
A suspect is in stable condition at a hospital after being shot by police in Panorama City late Wednesday, Los Angeles police said.
The confrontation occurred just before 11 p.m. when a man pointed a semiautomatic handgun at officers, said Officer Lyle Knight, a police spokesman. The suspect did not drop the gun when ordered to, Knight said.
An officer fired one shot, striking the suspect in the abdomen, police said. An investigation is ongoing.
Officers were in the 8500 block of Cedros Avenue investigating a report of shots being fired before the confrontation, according to one television news report.
Officers were entering the back of an apartment complex when the suspect approached them from the front, KTLA-TV (Channel 5) reported.
The incident was the third shooting of the day involving Los Angeles police officers.
In one incident, officers shot and killed a woman in Watts at about 7:20 p.m. The unidentified woman was allegedly shooting at her daughter and grandchildren.
In another fatal shooting, officers killed Jose Solario Abraham, 46, Wednesday morning in southeast Los Angeles after he allegedly pointed a shotgun at them and refused to drop the weapon.
-- Howard Blume