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.