Man Hospitalized After Being Shot by Police in Commerce: Sheriff’s Dept.
A man who allegedly brandished a weapon at officers was hospitalized after being shot by police in Commerce Friday night, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
About 9:45 p.m., two officers were sitting in an unmarked patrol car conducting surveillance in the 2500 block of Leo Avenue for a past homicide in Huntington Park when a man approached them, according to a sheriff’s news release.
As he walked up to the driver’s door, the man allegedly retrieved a handgun from his waistband, the release stated.
The officer in the driver’s seat lowered the window and both officers identified themselves as police to the man.
He then allegedly pointed his weapon at one of the officers, which prompted them to grab their guns and open fire, the release stated.
The man was shot multiple times in the upper torso. He was taken to a hospital where he is listed in fair condition.
The officers, who are from the Huntington Park Police Department, were not injured in the confrontation.
The unidentified man is not related to the homicide investigation, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff’s homicide detectives and Huntington Park police are investigating the incident.
No further details have been released.
Anyone with information should contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
To provide a tip anonymously, call Crime Stoppers by dialing 800-222-8477 or go to the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.