Los Angeles Police Department officers fatally shot a man wearing body armor who drove into their patrol car in Hollywood Saturday, the department’s second shooting in two days.

The shooting occurred at 2:37 p.m. at Sunset Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, said Officer Rosario Cervantes of the Media Relations Section.

Officers were en route to a radio call with their lights and sirens on when a car pulled in front of them, stopped suddenly and backed into the patrol car, police officials said.

The driver of the car got out and was observed wearing body armor as he moved toward the officers, who had exited their car, police said.

The suspect had his right hand hidden behind his back, counted backwards from three and was moving his arm forward before officers fired at him, officials said. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

KCAL9 reported that the man was not armed.

Sunset Boulevard was shut down in the area while Force Investigation Division detectives conducted interviews and collected evidence.

Early Friday, officers investigating a call about a man armed with knife shot and wounded the suspect.

The shooting was reported around 2:30 a.m. Friday in the 5200 block of Whitsett Avenue, near Magnolia Boulevard, police said

“Officers responded to a call of a man armed (with) a knife,” police said in a statement.

“When they encountered the man, they used less lethal munitions which were not effective (and) an OIS (officer-involved shooting) occurred. The man was struck by gunfire (and) taken to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.”

No other injuries were reported, police said. A knife was recovered at the scene.

Officers found the suspect on a sidewalk after he apparently fell from a balcony, still holding a knife, Fox11 reported.

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