LAPD shoots and kills man allegedly armed with machete in Lake Balboa

Police cars on the street where the shooting took place
An investigation is underway after police fatally shot a man who was possibly carrying a machete in Lake Balboa on Wednesday morning.

A man was shot and killed by police Wednesday morning in Lake Balboa after officers responded to a call about a man allegedly armed with a machete, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Police received the call about the armed man in the 17400 block of Sherman Way about 7 a.m., LAPD Officer Tony Im said.

The man refused to comply with officers’ orders to drop the machete, police said. He walked toward an officer with the weapon in his hand, according to police, and at least one officer opened fire.

The man, in his 20s, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.