Los Angeles Police Department

Police Shoot Two Men Reportedly Armed With Knife in Two Separate Incidents, One Dead

One man is dead while the condition of the other is unknown.

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Two men were shot by police in two separate incidents in South Los Angeles on Saturday after they allegedly wielded a knife at police.

The first was a domestic violence suspect with a knife who was shot to death Saturday morning by Los Angeles police officers, authorities said.

The shooting occurred at about 10:50 a.m. near 23rd and Wall streets, according to Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Officers responded to the scene on a call of a man in his 30s committing domestic violence and encountered a man with a knife who fit that description, Eisenman said.

Officers shot the man and he was pronounced dead at the scene, she said. His name was not released pending notification of relatives.

No further details were immediately released about the shooting, which was under investigation, Eisenman said.

The second incident was a man who allegedly wielded a knife was shot by police in South Los Angeles.

Just before 5 p.m., officers were called to Adams Boulevard and Griffith Avenue by witnesses who reported a man was threatening to harm himself and others with a knife, according to a desk officer at the Los Angeles Police Department Operations Center.

Police shot the man when they encountered him around 5:10 p.m., the officer said.

The man's condition was not known, though a news videographer at the scene said paramedics took him to a hospital.

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