A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Van Nuys. Photo via OnScene.TV.
A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Van Nuys. Photo via OnScene.TV.

A man was fatally wounded in an officer-involved shooting in Van Nuys after he allegedly hit two officers with a metal contractor’s level, authorities said Friday.

The shooting occurred in the 14600 block of Valerio Street at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, said Los Angeles police Sgt. J. Hensley.

Officers responded to a report of a neighbors dispute and were directed to an adjoining house, LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery told ABC7.

Montgomery said the officers were then confronted by a 30-year-old man who struck them in the head and shoulders with a hard object, at which point both officers opened fire on him. Police later said the “hard object” was a 4- foot-long metal contractor’s level.

Both officers were hospitalized for treatment of moderate injuries, Montgomery said. Authorities withheld the name of the dead man, pending family notification.

—City News Service

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