LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A Los Angeles Police Department officer shot a 30- year-old woman while she was stabbing her 10-year-old son inside their South Los Angeles home, authorities said Saturday.
The boy and woman were taken to hospitals, where both were listed in stable condition, police said Saturday.READ MORE: Burbank Vigil Planned For Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins Killed On Movie Set
Officers responded to a call at 6:52 p.m. Friday regarding a woman in her early 30s who had barricaded herself inside a residence in the 200 block of West 52nd Street between South Broadway and South Main Street.
A police mental evaluation unit was called to the scene and asked the woman to safely surrender, but she refused.READ MORE: Walker Buehler To Pitch As Dodgers Again Seek To Avoid Elimination
“Officers observed through a side window that the suspect was stabbing her son, when an officer-involved shooting occurred,” police said in a statement.
Officers eventually gained access to the residence and at least one officer shot the woman at approximately 9:28 p.m., police said.
The boy, suffering from multiple stab wounds, was taken to an area hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. The woman, who sustained a gunshot wound, was also hospitalized in stable condition.MORE NEWS: Rain Expected Sunday Night Into Monday In Southland
The knife was recovered at the scene, police said.