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Police shoot, kill knife-wielding man after Panorama City domestic dispute

Los Angeles police shot and killed a man in Panorama City on Saturday night after he approached two officers with a knife in his hand, authorities said.

Two police officers responded to a call about a domestic dispute in a building near the intersection of Parthenia Street and Orion Avenue at about 10 p.m. Saturday, said Sgt. Greg Bruce of the Los Angeles Police Department.

They found a woman lying injured on the floor. As the officers called an ambulance for her, a man exited the bedroom and approached the officer with at least one knife in his hand, Bruce said. The officers then opened fire and shot the man dead.

It’s not clear how many knives he was holding or how many shots were fired, Bruce said. The investigation in the shooting is ongoing.

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It’s not clear how severe the woman’s injuries were, Bruce said. She was transported to a local hospital. 

The man was in his 20s, according to L.A. County Coroner’s Investigator Selena Barros. His name is being withheld until his family can be notified, and no autopsy has been performed yet. 

frank.shyong@latimes.com

Twitter: @frankshyong

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