Suspect Shot By Officers Identified

Crime Scene Investigation

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A knife-wielding suspect shot and wounded by Los Angeles Police Department officers was identified by police Monday.

Officers responded to the 800 block of Nolden Street, between York Boulevard and Buchanan Street, in Highland Park around 12:25 p.m. Saturday to a report regarding an assault with a deadly weapon suspect who contacted police and told them he was ``armed with a gun and going to hurt someone in the apartment," according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Detectives identified the suspect as Angel Garrido, who refused to answer questions regarding the threat, police said. He was on the line with the LAPD Communications Division and continuously threatened to harm whoever arrived at the residence, police said.

Officers approached and entered the two-story apartment building and began walking up a narrow stairway leading to the second floor, all while announcing their presence, police said.

Garrido was spotted in the hallway and began to advance toward officers while allegedly holding a large kitchen knife in his right hand. According to the police department, he had the knife with the blade pointed downward and toward the officers.

Officers demanded Garrido drop the weapon, but he refused to comply with the orders and continued to advance toward officers, who shot him, police said.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics arrived and took Garrido to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

No officers or other individuals sustained any injuries.

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