NORTH HILLS (CBSLA.com) – Los Angeles police shot and injured a 25-year-old man who they say threatened officers with a gun in North Hills Saturday morning.
At about 6:15 a.m., officers responded to the area of Burnet Avenue and Rayen Street on a domestic violence call regarding a man who may be threatening a family member with a gun.
According to police, when officers arrived, they encountered a suspect who threatened to shoot them. Police said that the suspect refused to comply with their directives. The officers deployed bean bags and tasers prior to firing at him. The man was shot in the torso, police said. He was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition. No officers were hurt.
A gun and knife were recovered at the scene. Police did not confirm if the suspect opened fire or how many officers shot their weapons at him. Police said all eight responding officers were wearing body cameras. The footage will be reviewed.
His name and the exact circumstances which precipitated the shooting were not immediately released.