Officers Fatally Shoot Rifle-Wielding Man in Granada Hills

Police said the man had an extensive criminal history

By Oleevia Woo and Brandon Lowrey
|  Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013  |  Updated 2:21 PM PDT
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A man armed with a rifle and a handgun was shot by police officers in Granada Hills, authorities said Tuesday. Detectives said the man had an extensive criminal history and they will investigate whether he had a mental condition. Adrian Arambulo reports from Granada Hills for the NBC4 News at Noon on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013.

A man armed with a rifle and a handgun was shot by police officers in Granada Hills, authorities said Tuesday. Detectives said the man had an extensive criminal history and they will investigate whether he had a mental condition. Adrian Arambulo reports from Granada Hills for the NBC4 News at Noon on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013.

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Officers Fatally Shoot Rifle-Wielding Man

Los Angeles police officers fatally shot a rifle-wielding man who was barricaded inside a home in Granada Hills, authorities said Tuesday. Adrian Arambulo reports for Today in LA on Tuesday Nov. 26, 2013.
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Los Angeles police officers fatally shot a man armed with a rifle and a hangun during a standoff at his home in Granada Hills, authorities said Tuesday.

Police identified the victim only as a man in his 70s.

The initial call came in at about 11:10 p.m. Monday. As officers tried to make contact with the barricaded man at his house in the 12700 block of Woodley Avenue, he opened fire. Officers shot back, killing him near his back door, according to LAPD Sgt. Jose Valle.

It remained unclear what prompted the standoff.

No officers were hurt.

Police said the man has an extensive criminal history. Neighbors said there was an incident about six years ago at the home involving a police response.

Neighbors described him as a reclusive man who had lived in the home for decades.

Detectives will investigate whether the man had a mental condition, officials said. 

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