SANTA FE SPRINGS (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was investigating Monday after a Whittier police officer shot an allegedly armed man.
According to LASD, officers from the Whittier Police Department received a 911 call at about 5:49 p.m. During the call, they heard screaming in the background and believed there was a traffic collision at the intersection of Telegraph Road and Norwalk Boulevard.READ MORE: Man In His Mid 30s Fatally Shot In Carson
When the first officer arrived at the scene, he encountered a suspect allegedly armed with a knife. According to police, the suspect charged at the officer and the officer shot the suspect, striking him, LASD said.READ MORE: 2 Riverside Co. Sheriff's Deputies Recovering After Being Hit By Delivery Van; 2 Pedestrians Killed
It was then learned that a man and a woman were traveling in a car with the suspect. Both had been stabbed, allegedly by the suspect, and were transported to a local hospital. The woman was pronounced dead and the man was listed in critical condition, according to LASD.MORE NEWS: Due To Wind Concerns, Disneyland Vaccine Site To Be Closed Sunday
The suspect was also taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. No officers were injured.