Police shot dead a 24-year-old man who allegedly attacked his 33-year-old step-father with a knife inside their Bell Gardens home, a sheriff’s deputy said Thursday.
Bell Gardens police were called a little before 10:20 p.m. Wednesday to the 5900 block of Loveland Street regarding a family disturbance call, said Deputy Armando Viera Jr. of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau.
Officers came upon a man who had become agitated, Viera said. The suspect ran into a home, where he then allegedly attacked his step-father with a knife, Viera said.
“Police officers chased the suspect into the home and while the suspect was stabbing his step-father with the knife, an officer-involved shooting occurred,” he said.
The suspect, a 24-year-old man, was struck by gunfire at least once in the upper torso and was pronounced dead at the scene. The 33-year-old stabbing victim was taken to an area hospital where he was listed in stable condition. No officers were injured in the incident.
Anyone with information about the violence was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
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