A deputy shot and killed a mentally ill man who was armed with a knife following a confrontation in Carson early Sunday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The fatal shooting occurred in the 23000 block of Marbella Avenue (map) shortly before 1 a.m., according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies from the sheriff’s Carson Station initially responded to the scene after receiving a report regarding a mentally ill person who was armed with a knife, the release stated.
When they arrived, the man allegedly confronted one of the deputies, at which point he was shot, according to the department.
The man was rushed to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. His identity has not been released.
No deputies were injured in the incident.
A steak knife was recovered at the scene, according to the release.
Homicide detectives were still investigating the circumstances surrounding the deputy-involved shooting and no additional information was immediately available.