A man who was allegedly throwing boulders outside a residence in North Hollywood was shot and killed after a confrontation with officers, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The incident, which occurred around 11:25 p.m. in the 11600 block of Stagg Street (map), began when residents returned to their home and discovered a man inside their yard throwing boulders — which were estimated to weigh between 20 and 30 pounds — at their vehicle, LAPD Sgt. Albert Gonzalez said.
The residents then immediately called police.
When officers arrived, they initially tried to talk to the man. It was unclear what exactly transpired next, but officers deployed a bean bag shotgun, which was not effective, according to Gonzalez.
“At some point during the alternation with our suspect, he produced at least one knife, he charged our officers and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Gonzalez said.
The man died after being shot, according to Gonzalez. His identity has not yet been released.
“From preliminary information we received, it does not appear he was known to the victims or any of the surrounding neighbors,” Gonzalez said.
No officers were reported to have been injured during the confrontation.
A knife was recovered at the scene.
KTLA’s Erin Myers contributed to this report.