LOS ANGELES – LAPD fatally wounded a man reportedly armed with an assault rifle during a call of domestic violence Friday night.
Los Angeles police detectives Saturday were investigating the fatal shooting of a Venice man by an officer responding to the call, reported the Los Angeles Times.
LAPD officials said the man was armed with an assault rifle when officers confronted him at his Venice Boulevard residence.
Two officers responded to a “keep the peace” call about 8:30 p.m. when the fatal shooting occurred, according to Sgt. Barry Montgomery.
“Upon their arrival, they were met by a female outside who stated the suspect was in the residence destroying property,” Montgomery said.
The officers approached the front door and saw the man inside with the weapon. Consequently, that is when the shooting occurred, he said.
Lt. Titus Tyler said the man was taken by ambulance to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he died. He was not identified by police.
The assault rifle was recovered, Tyler said. As a result of the fatal shooting, an investigation was underway.
In another Westside police shooting Friday, Santa Monica officers wounded a homicide suspect fleeing arrest.
According to a police spokesman, the man fatally shot an acquaintance around 6:30 p.m. and then pointed his gun at officers pursuing him.
“The suspect fired several shots and the officers returned fire,” Lt. Saul Rodriguez said.
He said the 47-year-old was hit once in the torso. After being treated at a hospital for his injuries, he was arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and illegal gun possession.
Police did not identify the suspect or his victim.