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LAPD officer stabbed, suspect killed in Wilmington

August 26, 2011 |  7:28 am

HarboroisA Los Angeles police officer was stabbed and a suspect fatally shot during a confrontation in Wilmington late Thursday night, police said.

The incident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. when police received of a call of a "screaming man" in the 100 block of D Street, said LAPD Officer Lyle Knight.

Officers arriving at the scene found a man armed with a "sharp cane" inside, Knight said. The officers used a Taser in an attempt to subdue the suspect, he said.

During the confrontation, the man stabbed one of the officers, Knight said. Fearing for their safety, the officers then shot the man, he said.

The man was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Knight said. The wounded officer, who was not identified, remains in stable condition.

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Photo: An LAPD officer stands on the balcony of an apartment bulding on the corner of Marine Avenue and D Street in Wilmington, where an officer-involved shooting took place Thursday night. Credit: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

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