Torrance police fatally shoot woman while responding to domestic violence call

Local news
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Torrance police fatally shot a woman at a home where a domestic violence incident was reported Sunday morning, authorities said.

Officers responded at 10:43 a.m. to the 18200 block of Yukon Avenue, according to police.

“The reports were that there was a female inside the residence that was out of control, breaking items,” Sgt. Alexander Martinez said, adding that officers were told she was armed with a knife.

Police fired shots “shortly after” arriving to the home, the Torrance Police Department said in a news release. It’s unclear what led up to the shooting and whether she was armed at the time.

The officers performed “life-saving measures,” Martinez said, but she was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police said investigators have not confirmed her identity.

Loved ones at the home told KTLA the reported incident at the home involved the woman killed and a woman she was romantically involved with.

“From what we know, they got along very well,” said Evanjalenna Ramirez, a family friend.

Police did not release other details about the shooting. Authorities continue to investigate.

Anyone with information can call the Torrance Police Department at 310-328-3456.

Most Popular

Latest News

More News