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LAPD officers fatally shoot man who allegedly charged at them with knife

June 23, 2011 |  9:18 am

Lapd Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a man by Los Angeles police officers after he allegedly charged at them with a knife in the Jefferson Park neighborhood.

Officers responded to a call at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday about a man with a possible weapon in the 3800 block of West 28th Street, said Rosario Herrera, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

When police arrived, an unidentified woman was yelling from a residence.

Police entered the residence and the man charged at them with a knife, Herrera said. They responded by firing at him. It was unclear how many shots were fired.

No further details were available.


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Photo: LAPD officers involved in a deadly shooting in Jefferson Park. Credit: KTLA-TV (Channel 5).