Officer Who Shot Knife-Wielding Woman in Larchmont Neighborhood Identified

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Authorities this morning identified the officer who shot and wounded a woman who allegedly fatally stabbed a woman in her 80s in the Larchmont area of Los Angeles.

Officers went to the 600 block of North Wilton Place about 9:25 p.m. Sunday in response to a report of a woman stabbing another woman, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

“Upon the officers' arrival, they were directed by several citizens to the front porch of a residence on Wilton Place,'' an LAPD statement said.

“As the officers approached the location they observed the victim on the ground, appearing to be unresponsive, with the suspect -- who was identified as 28-year-old Sandra Ochoa -- on top of the victim stabbing her,'' police said.

“The officers ordered Ochoa to stop, but she continued to stab the unconscious victim, which precipitated an officer-involved-shooting,'' police said. “Ochoa then dropped the weapon and started to walk into her apartment, where she was taken into custody.''

The victim died at the scene, according to police, who did not disclose the suspect's relationship, if any, to the victim or offer a motive for the attack.

“Ochoa was struck by gunfire and was transported by the Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics to a local hospital where she received medical treatment and was released for booking,'' police said.

The officer who wounded Ochoa was identified as Anthony Engleman of the LAPD's Olympic Division.

No officers were hurt. A bloody pen and bloody scissors were located at scene and recovered as evidence, police said.

Ochoa was being held in lieu of $2 million bail.

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