FULLERTON (CBSLA) — Officers trying to break up a fight between two men in Fullerton were forced to open fire on one man who charged at them with a knife.
The officer-involved shooting happened at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday in the area of Lillie and Commonwealth avenues. Police say the officers was on his way to another call when they were flagged down to help break up a fight between two men — one armed with a broomstick, the other with a knife.READ MORE: Elton John To Play His Last North American Concert Ever At Dodger Stadium In 2022
While the man with the broomstick was being detained, police say the man with the knife charged at officers. The officers first deployed a less-than-lethal round at him, but it had no effect, so they were forced to open fire with their service weapons.READ MORE: Police: Marcus Kelley Of Hemet Discharged Bear Spray In Seal Beach Road Rage Incident
The man was pronounced dead at a hospital.MORE NEWS: UCLA Study Find That People Already Infected With COVID Only Need One Dose Of Vaccine
The investigation continued at the scene eight hours later. Drivers were advised to avoid the area.