A man was fatally shot by Long Beach Police Sunday night after allegedly telling authorities he wanted to commit “suicide by cop,” and charging at officers with a knife, officials said.
Officers responded to the 1600 block of Obispo Avenue after receiving the call about 9:15 p.m. Sunday, police said in a news release.
A team of officers, including a mental evaluation officer, surrounded the area and tried to talk to the man, but he became “increasingly agitate,” according to the news release.
Police asked the man several times to drop his "large knife," but he failed to follow the officer's orders.
The man then allegedly charged at officers while armed with the knife and he was shot, police said.
The man was declared dead at the scene and a knife was recovered. He has not been identified.
No officers were injured during the incident.
Police said the man lives in the area and may have a history of mental illness problems.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene to investigate the incident.
KTLA's Stephen Acosta contributed to this story.