Armed Man Fatally Shot by Officer in Venice Residence

Los Angeles Police Department Pacific officers responded to a call to keep the peace at a home on the 800 block of Venice Boulevard and saw that the man was armed with a weapon

A man armed with a gun died after he was shot by police Friday after a dispute at a Venice residence.

At around 8:30 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Division officers were called to a home on the 800 block of Venice Boulevard, where a female resident told officer a man was inside, destroying property, said Sgt. Barry Montgomery.

The man was armed, Montgomery said. It wasn't clear what he did to prompt officers to fire.

The man was then taken to a nearby hospital, where he died from his injuries. No officers were hurt.

A rifle was recovered at the scene.

Mongomery said the man and the female both lived at the residence but could not confirm their relationship.

Carol Vorhees, a woman who said she was the female resident's mother, said her daughter met the man online and they had been living together for two years. Vorhees identified the man as 53-year-old Todd Hurlbert.

Contact Us