Van Nuys Police Fatally Shoot Man Suspected Of Throwing Rocks At Cars
VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — Police Friday were investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in the San Fernando Valley.
The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 6700 block of Hayvenhurst Avenue in Van Nuys, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Neighbors called 911 to report a man yelling and throwing rocks at vehicles.
When officers arrived on scene, they found a man matching the suspect description and tried to arrest him.
“They attempted to use less-lethal means to take this individual into custody. Unfortunately, that proved to be ineffective and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Sgt. Albert Gonzalez said.
The suspect, an unidentified Hispanic man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities were still investigating if the suspect had a weapon or fired any shots at police.
No officers were injured.
Police hoped to release more information later Friday.