Police shot and killed a knife-wielding man who had used the weapon to stab his brother inside their West Covina home, the sheriff’s department said Saturday.
The shooting was at 8:10 p.m. Friday near Valley Boulevard and Nogales Street, said Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. The sheriff’s office is handling the investigation for the police agency.
The shooting came as West Covina Police investigated a “person suffering from stab wounds” call in the 4100 block of Sentuous Avenue, where West Covina deputies dispatched to came upon a stabbed and bleeding man, said sheriff’s Lt. John Corina.
Paramedics rushed that man to an area hospital, where he was treated and was expected to survive his wound, Corina said.
The victim told police that he was trying to stop his brother, armed with a kitchen-style knife, from leaving their apartment when he was stabbed. His brother then left the apartment walking, he said.
A West Covina police officer spotted the man walking on the sidewalk in the 700 block of Nogales Street and tried to contact him, when the man reportedly closed in on him. The officer used a Tazer on the suspect, who went to the ground, but back up and — armed with the knife — advanced at the officer again, he said.
The officer shot the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene, Corina said. The suspect’s knife was recovered at the scene, next to his body.
—Staff and wire reports
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