Police Friday shot and wounded a man who allegedly threatened his wife’s family then traveled to her Van Nuys area workplace with a handgun.
Officers were called about 10:40 a.m. to the 7300 block of Aldea Avenue on a report of an assault with a deadly weapon suspect, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
When they arrived, a family member of the wife told officers the woman’s estranged husband “showed up at the residence brandishing a handgun and threatening to kill them,” but left before police arrived, LAPD said in a statement.
Officers then went to the woman’s neaby workplace and spotted the man in the parking lot, inside a vehicle matching the description they were given, according to the department.
“They ordered him out of the vehicle and he exited holding a handgun,” LAPD said. “At that time, there was an officer-involved shooting.”
The man was struck and taken to a local hospital, the department said. No officers were injured.
Police at the scene recovered a handgun, LAPD said.