A man was hospitalized in stable condition Saturday morning with a gunshot wound suffered when he advanced on deputies while armed with large kitchen knives inside a home in Malibu.
The shooting occurred at 4:30 p.m. Friday at a home in the 28000 block of Bison Court, near Point Dume, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The suspect barricaded himself inside a home upon the deputies’ arrival, LASD Lt. Robert Westphal told reporters at the scene.
“When the deputies made entry into that room, the suspect had armed himself with two large kitchen knives,” Westphal said. “Deputies deployed a less than lethal Taser on two separate occasions that had no effect. The suspect moved toward deputies, and when he got within a short distance, still armed with the knives, a deputy-involved shooting occurred.”
Two deputies fired on the suspect, who was struck once in the body, deputies said.
No deputies were injured, according to the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
The unidentified wounded man was airlifted from Zuma Beach to a hospital, where he was treated and listed in stable condition.
Friday’s incident was the second time in two days that deputies had been called to the man’s home, the sheriff’s department said.
The earlier visit occurred Thursday when authorities said the man struck his mother with a dumbbell, leaving a bruise on her back. After the deputies arrived, the man barricaded himself inside the home for several hours and threw out various objects before his mother asked the deputies to leave.
Deputies left the location and obtained a warrant and an emergency protective order for the mother.
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