The names of the two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding woman in the Central City area have been released by the Los Angeles Police Department.
The officer-involved shooting occurred at 22nd and South San Pedro streets around 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 27, according to the LAPD.
Norma Guzman, 37, died at a hospital, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
Two officers from the department’s Newton Station — identified as Samuel Briggs and Antonio McNeely — responded to a call reporting a woman armed with some sort of a blade, according to the LAPD.
“Officer Briggs saw that she was armed with a knife and repeatedly ordered her to drop (the weapon),” according to an LAPD statement.
“The suspect, however, continued toward the officers with the knife in hand. The officers subsequently fired their handguns, striking the suspect who was then taken into custody.
An 8-inch serrated knife was recovered at the scene, according to the LAPD.
The officers were described as a “training officer” and a “probationary officer,” according to a Los Angeles Times report.
They were both wearing body cameras and there was also additional video taken from a security camera in the area, Sgt. Frank Preciado told The Times after the shooting.
Neither officer was injured, police said.
— City News Service