Man Killed in Police Shooting in Azusa

AZUSA (CNS) - Sheriff's homicide detectives were assisting Azusa police in investigating a fatal shooting by Azusa police today.

  The officer-involved shooting happened about 12:50 p.m. in the 900 block of West Sierra Madre Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

  The man who was shot died at the scene, Deputy Eva Jimenez said. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

  According to the sheriff's department, Azusa police responded to a domestic dispute call and were allegedly confronted by a man holding a knife. Officers reportedly ordered the man to drop the knife a number of times, according to Jiminez.

  The man refused to drop the knife and walked in and out of his house a number of times looking frustrated and irritated, she said. He then allegedly rushed toward the officers, who initially used less-lethal weapons to try to stop him. When that did not work, an officer fired at the man, killing him.

  Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the LASD at 323-890-5500. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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