EL MONTE (CBSLA) — A knife-wielding suspect was killed in El Monte during an officer-involved shooting Monday night.
El Monte Police responded to a 911 call hangup of a woman allegedly screaming near the 9800 block of Cortada Street.
When police arrived, they were met by the knife-wielding suspect who they attempted to calm.
Officers then shot the suspect, who succumbed to injuries at the scene. It was not immediately known what transpired before the shooting.
The victim’s brother later said the shooting was unjust.
“Three shots weren’t necessary, and above the leg wasn’t necessary either, so there’s something wrong right here,” said the victim’s brother Thoai Nguyen. “He’s a small person and they said he had a big knife…and there was no evidence showing that there was a knife.”
Nguyen said he was not present when the shooting occurred and that his brother has four children.
L.A. County Homicide Detectives were on scene investigating Monday evening.
No officers were injured in the shooting.