A man who sheriff’s officials said was armed with a “large knife” died after being shot by police in the city of San Fernando on Sunday, officials said.
The incident occurred at an apartment building in the 100 block of Harding Avenue at about 11:00 a.m., a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release stated. It took place after local police received a domestic violence call, sheriff’s officials later said, after the man allegedly assaulted a woman who lives with him.
The man, described by sheriff’s officials as 58 years old and Hispanic, was taken to a local hospital after being struck by gunfire where he was pronounced dead, officials said. The female victim, described as 55 years old and Hispanic, suffered minor injuries after the assault, officials said.
San Fernando police were responding to a call about “screaming coming from an apartment” when the shooting occurred, sheriff’s officials later said in a news release.
When officers arrived, they “attempted to make contact with the occupants inside,” sheriff’s officials said in a news release, but were denied entry by the man who was later fatally shot.
At that point, the officers forced their way into the apartment, using pepper spray on the man to try getting him to cooperate, deputies said.
But the man was armed with a “large knife,” sheriff’s officials said, and was shot by police not long thereafter.
The man was hit by gunfire at least one time after being shot at by three officers, officials said.
No officers were harmed in the shooting, officials said.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives responded to the scene and assisted the San Fernando Police Department in the investigation, officials said.
Officials urge anyone with information about the incident to contact Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
KTLA’s Marissa Wenzke contributed to this article.