A man who allegedly stabbed his brother then “closed in” on an officer while holding a “large kitchen-style knife” was shot and killed by police in West Covina, officials said Saturday.
The victim told police he attempted to stop his brother, whom he lived with, from leaving their apartment with a knife when the brother stabbed him around 8 p.m. on Friday, the West Covina Police Department stated in a news release.
The man left the apartment with the knife and was stopped by an officer in the 700 block of South Sentuos Avenue (map), police said.
“When the officer went to contact the suspect, the suspect closed in on him with the knife so the officer used his Tazer on the suspect,” the news release stated. “The suspect went to the ground but got back up and advanced at the officer, again, with the knife in his hand.”
The officer then shot the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The weapon was recovered at the scene and described as “a large kitchen-style knife.”
The injured brother was transported to a hospital and was expected to survive.
The fatal incident was the first of two in which officials shot and killed an allegedly armed man in L.A. County Friday night, the second occurring in Lancaster.