A man, who police say had a knife, was shot and killed, and a Culver City police officer was accidentally shot by other officers in Culver City Monday afternoon.
The shooting occurred about 3 p.m. in the rooftop parking area of a multi-story building in the 8800 block of Washington Boulevard, near Landmark Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is assisting the Culver City Police Department in the investigation.
Officers were chasing the man, who may have been homeless and allegedly had a knife, then shot him after initially deploying less-lethal munitions, CBS2 reported.
He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to CBS2, which also reported that an officer was struck in the leg by friendly fire. He was taken to a hospital in “fair condition.”
No information was available from the Culver City Police Department, and the circumstances surrounding the shooting were unclear.