Official Sunday released the name of a 35-year-old man who allegedly was armed with a sharp metal pole when he was shot and killed by police in South Los Angeles.
The man was identified as Oscar Sanchez of Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
Police were called to the 2700 block of Central Avenue, near 28th Street between Adams and Jefferson boulevards, at around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday regarding a suspect armed with a deadly weapon, according to an LAPD bulletin.
Officers said they encountered a man armed with a sharp metal object about a foot in length. Officers told the suspect to drop the metal object several times and after he refused and approached them the officers opened fire, striking the suspect, according to the LAPD.
Sanchez was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at around 7:55 p.m. Tuesday.
No officers were injured during the shooting.
The LAPD said it will release a Critical Incident Community Briefing about the shooting within 45 days.