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Man wielding knife shot by police inside West Adams grocery store

January 18, 2013 | 11:22 am

 A woman embraces a boy in the parking lot of Andvance Foods Market in Los Angeles after an officer-involved shooting on Friday morning. The boy was accompanied by an adult male who appeared to be give police officers an eyewitness account of the incident, which began with a report of a disturbance at the market, located in the 5400 block of West Adams Boulevard, where LAPD officcers encountered a 52-year-old man and shot him. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A 52-year-old man was in critical condition Friday after he was shot by police inside a West Adams grocery store, LAPD officials said.

The man was wielding a knife when he was shot about 7:50 a.m. at Advance Food Market in the 5400 block of West Adams Boulevard, said Richard French, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

No one else was injured. There was no information about how many officers were involved or how many shots were fired, French said.

"We don't have a motive," French said. "He may not have been mentally stable, but we don't know."

Over the last three months, West Adams averaged 3.2 violent crimes and 7.2 property crimes per week, according to Mapping L.A. In the seven days between Jan. 8 and Jan. 14, both violent and property crime reports were about average.

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Photo: A woman embraces a boy in the parking lot of Advance Food Market in Los Angeles after an officer-involved shooting Friday morning. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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