LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A man who was assaulting a woman was shot and killed by Los Angeles police near Exposition Park in South L.A. late Wednesday night.
The shooting occurred at around 10:30 p.m. in the area of 40th Place and Vermont Avenue.READ MORE: Report: Court Rules Vanessa Bryant Can Obtain Names Of LASD Deputies Accused Of Sharing Crash Site Photos
According to the LAPD, officers were dispatched to a call about a man armed with a knife who was assaulting his girlfriend.
They arrived on scene to find the suspect assaulting a woman inside a car, police said.READ MORE: Officials: 6 In Critical Condition After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit Ends In Multi-Vehicle Crash
At some point, officers opened fire on the suspect, who died at the scene. He was not identified.
The woman received treatment for facial injuries.MORE NEWS: Authorities Find Silvia Ochoa De Hernandez, Woman Who Went Missing In South Gate
It’s unclear if the suspect was armed with a knife or gun. There was no word on the exact circumstances which prompted officers to open fire on him.