Officials ID NoHo Man, 18, Killed In OIS Shooting This Weekend

NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Officials have identified the 18-year-old man fatally shot by police Saturday night in North Hollywood as Jose Jovanny Mendoza.

The incident occurred at approximately 8 p.m. near Burbank Boulevard and Riverton Avenue while officers were responding to a report of a man with a gun, LAPD Sgt. Ernie Fischer said.

Police say Mendoza turned toward officers while holding a semi-automatic pistol. Officers viewed Mendoza as a threat and opened fire.

The North Hollywood resident was pronounced dead at a hospital.

RELATED STORY: Suspect Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting In North Hollywood

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