LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Officials with the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Saturday night that an officer-involved shooting occurred late afternoon in South Los Angeles.

Dec. 18, 2021. (credit: CBS)

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Police responded to reports of a man with a knife at around 4:56 p.m. near the intersection of Griffith Avenue and East Adams Boulevard, according to LAPD Officer Orris.

When they arrived, a man armed with what may have been a kitchen knife, confronted officers. That’s when the officer-involved shooting occurred, said Officer Orris, who added that mental illness may have been a factor.

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The suspect was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition.

No other information was immediately available.


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