Police fatally shoot man in San Fernando

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San Fernando police shot and killed a 58-year-old man armed with a knife early Sunday while responding to a domestic violence call, authorities said.

About 11 a.m., a caller reported hearing someone screaming in an apartment in the 100 block of Harding Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is handling the investigation.

When police arrived, the man in the apartment refused to allow officers inside, so they forced their way in. During the entry, officials said, officers used pepper spray to get the man to comply with their orders.


Authorities said the man was armed with a knife when three police officers shot at him. He was struck at least once.

It’s unclear what the man was doing with the weapon before officers opened fire. No officers were injured.

The man, who was not named, was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The man was suspected of assaulting a 55-year-old woman with whom he lived. She sustained minor injuries, authorities said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call investigators at (323) 890-5500.

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10:45 p.m.: This article was updated with additional information about the shooting.

This article was originally published at 4:25 p.m.