SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A shooting involving Los Angeles police occurred near Exposition Park in South Los Angeles Thursday morning.
The shooting near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Vermont Avenue took place at around 11 a.m., after what was initially reported to be a response to a 911 call from a juvenile who claimed their mother had been stabbed.
LAPD would not confirm Thursday evening whether that call was actually made. They said a patrol vehicle arrived on the scene and officers saw a man walking around with a knife who fit the description they were given.
Police would not say what occurred after a second police car showed up.
“That’s when I heard about six shots rang out,” bystander Corey Hardison told CBS2 News. He captured the aftermath of the shooting on his cell phone.
LAPD Sgt. Frank Preciado told CBS2 he could not confirm the man did, indeed, have a knife when he was shot. LAPD said at least three officers shot and hit the male suspect. No officers were wounded.
The injury to the man’s shoulder was nonlethal, and the suspect is thought to be in fair condition.
This was the second shooting involving LAPD in the area since the start of the new year.