Fatal Shooting

Huntington Park Police Shoot Knife-Wielding Man

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Huntington Park police fatally shot a knife-wielding man Sunday night.

The shooting occurred at 5:24 p.m. in the 6300 block of Malabar Street, according to Sgt. G. Magos of the Sheriff's Information Bureau. 

Officers initially responded to a report of a man with a gun, but discovered he had two knives when they arrived, Magos said. 

One officer attempted to subdue the suspect with less-lethal means before three officers fired bullets at him, the sergeant said. 

The man was taken by paramedics to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Magos said.

One officer suffered a small cut to his hand and was treated at the scene by paramedics, he said. 

Sheriff's Homicide detectives were on scene assisting Huntington Park police with the investigation, he said. 

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