A man was killed in a deputy-involved shooting in Maywood on Friday after sheriff’s deputies responded to an attempted suicide call, according to officials.
Deputies responded to a call indicating that a man was holding a knife to his chest in the 3800 block of East 56th Street (map) around 11 p.m., according to a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department news release.
Upon arrival a man threatened deputies with a long metal object, believed to be a knife, and threw it at them, narrowly missing their heads.
The deputies shot him after he grabbed a second metal object, also believed to be a knife, and moved toward them, the release stated.
The man died and an investigation was underway.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
Maywood was the third-smallest incorporated city in Los Angeles, located near South L.A.