One man was hospitalized after police shot at him when he produced a weapon while officers were responding to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in Pacoima on Monday, authorities said.
Police had first been called to the scene at 5 a.m. after an disturbance was reported at a residence, according to LAPD Sgt. Jeretta Sandoz. When officers arrived, those involved were gone, she said.
When the wanted individuals returned the area several hours later, “a shooting occurred by the suspect,” Sandoz said. “A perimeter was set up by our officers. Suspects were spotted in a vehicle, a traffic stop was conducted.”
During the traffic stop, one of the men produced “produced a weapon and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Sandoz said.
The officers were “OK,” she said, but at least one suspect had been transported to a local hospital.
When Sky5 flew over the scene at Borden Avenue and Paxton Street (map) just after 2:30 p.m., first responders were loading one man into an ambulance from the middle of the street, where blood had streamed across the pavement.
Another man was in handcuffs on the ground, aerial video showed. A bullet hole could be seen in the stucco wall of a nearby home.
Several hours later, behind police tape, clothes remained on the site where the man had fallen, ground video from the scene showed. Multiple Los Angeles Police Department patrol cars and investigators were on scene.
At that time, Sandoz said she had very little information to release.