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Man lunged at officers with knife before he was shot, police say

Investigators say a man shot and killed by Monterey Park police early Wednesday morning had lunged at officers with a large kitchen knife.

The unidentified man was holed up in the bedroom of a home in the 200 block of North McPherrin Avenue when Monterey Park police officers responded to a disturbance call shortly after midnight.

Officers entered the front door, then broke down the bedroom door when they heard a woman's screams coming from inside.


The man then lunged at them with the knife, said Lt. Dave Coleman of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, which is assisting in the investigation.

Police fired at the man, killing him.

The woman was uninjured.


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Photo: Investigators at the Monterey Park home where a man was shot and killed by police. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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