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Man with knife shot by LAPD officer in Mar Vista

October 11, 2011 |  8:56 am

Man with knife shot by officers
A Los Angeles police officer shot and wounded a man with a knife after a traffic stop Tuesday morning in Mar Vista.

The shooting took place about 2:15 a.m. when an officer stopped a driver at Washington Place and Centinela Avenue, said Officer Rosario Herrera.

During the stop, the man grew combative and wielded a knife, police said.

The officer shot and wounded him, Herrera said.

He was taken to a hospital in stable condition, she said.

It was unclear how many officers were involved in the confrontation, she said, but no officers were injured.

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Photo: Scene of officer-involved shooting in Mar Vista. Credit: KTLA-TV.

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