Knife-Wielding Man Shot, Killed by Officer at Crenshaw Mall - NBC Southern California

Knife-Wielding Man Shot, Killed by Officer at Crenshaw Mall

The mall was closed as police investigated the shooting

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    Panic at Crenshaw Mall After Man Wields Large Knife

    A man wielding a 15-inch knife caused panic inside Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (Published Tuesday, April 10, 2018)

    A knife-wielding suspect was killed Tuesday in an officer-involved shooting at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw mall, police said.

    Officers responded about 5:45 p.m. to a report of a man with a knife at the mall at 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., according to Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department.

    They encountered the suspect and an officer-involved shooting occurred, Lopez said.

    The suspect was struck and was pronounced dead at the scene. A knife was recovered, Lopez said.

    Raw Video: Officer Shoots Man at Crenshaw Mall

    [LA] Raw Video: Officer Shoots Man at Crenshaw Mall

    An officer-involved shooting left a man dead at the Crenshaw mall, witnesses said Tuesday. The LAPD confirmed a shooting occurred but didn't confirm that a man was killed.  

    (Published Tuesday, April 10, 2018)

    The mall was closed as police investigated the shooting.

    A news photographer said he saw a male dead on the second floor of the mall near a TJ Maxx store.

    No officers or mall patrons were injured, according to Lopez.

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