Man with knife fatally shot, officer wounded during police shooting in Culver City

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A man armed with a knife was killed and a Culver City officer was wounded during a police shooting Monday afternoon, officials said.

Officers were called around 2:25 p.m. about an armed man at the parking structure at 8850 Washington Blvd., where several eateries and shops are located, according to news releases from Culver City police and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Once police arrived and made contact the man, he tried to escape in a stairwell at the parking structure, said the Sheriff’s Department, which is assisting in the investigation.

Officers engaged in a standoff with the man, who allegedly wound up charging at police with the knife. At that point, at least one officer opened fire, authorities said.

The police officer struck by gunfire was taken to a hospital in fair condition, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Culver City police later described the officer as being in stable condition.

The suspect was also taken to a hospital, where he later died, officials said.

Authorities have not said whether the officer is believed to have been struck by friendly fire, but they did not indicate the suspect was armed with a gun.

A knife was recovered at the scene, officials said.

No further details about the incident have been released.

The scene appeared to be on the rooftop of a large complex in the area, aerial video from Sky5 showed.

Firefighters could be seen hovering over an apparent gunshot victim while police officers inspected a car in the area.

On the ground level, several fire and police vehicles surrounded the area, aerial video showed.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly described an exchange of gunfire in the shooting. This post has been updated.

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