Police shot and killed a man on Monday who they say was armed with a metal pole and was smashing the windows of a Monterey Park Carl’s Jr.
The shooting occurred at 9:30 a.m. near the 1200 block of Cesar Chavez Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Officers saw the man come out of the restaurant holding a 3-foot-long metal bar and ordered him to drop it, officials said. When he refused, officers first tried to use a stun gun to stop him, but it didn't work, officials said.
When the man approached officers, swinging the bar at least twice, authorities said at least one officer opened fire, wounding the man.
He died from his injuries, authorities said.
Officials are going to notify family members of his death before publicly releasing his name.
The shooting was the third time officers from different agencies used lethal force in Los Angeles County in as many days.
Los Angeles officers shot Karapet Bulmadzhyan, 22, of North Hollywood just before dawn on Sunday in the driveway of a North Hollywood apartment after they say he was armed with a gun and was threatening the occupants of the apartment where he lived.
A police spokeswoman said Bulmadzhyan refused to drop his weapon and began moving toward officers when the shooting occurred. He was hit in the chest and died at the scene. A pistol was found near him, police said.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man on Saturday night in Lancaster who they later said was a wanted felon and gang member who had reached for his waistband, officials said.
Christian Cobian, 26, was killed when he took his bicycle to buy cigarettes, the victim's aunt said.
The incident began just before 11 p.m. Saturday at 10th Street West and West Avenue J-4, the Sheriff’s Department said.