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Video: L.A. Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Man in Hollywood

December 08, 2014  | 

VIDEO: L.A. Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Man in Hollywood

LAPD officers opened fire on a man carrying a 3- to 4-inch folding knife at the crowded Hollywood intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue about 7 p.m. while responding to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon, said Los Angeles Police Lt. Michael Ling.

When officers arrived, they were approached by the suspect armed with the knife, Ling said. The shooting occurred just a few hundred feet from the Dolby Theater, where the Academy Awards are held, and one of the most popular tourist spots in Hollywood, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Two officers fired shots, wounding the suspect multiple times in the upper torso, Ling said.

The man was taken by ambulance in critical condition to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

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Tom Ret @ 12/8/2014 7:52 PM

I would say the two officers in Milwaukee should take notes from LAPD. This was a good outcome and maybe this suspect won't do it again unlike the one in Milwaukee.

James @ 12/9/2014 2:14 AM

Simple Math here Captain, he knew the risk and took it. Our society is falling apart not unlike a few other societies we saw heading in the same direction, like Russia when the Trotsky mob took hold of the nation the very same way we see it happening here now with the mobs. The useful idiots protesting fail to see the eventual outcome of their demands if met. Chaos and eventually Marxism. Or have you not noticed the ones leading the MOB protests are actually Marxist Communists and are NOT hiding this fact? You might turn of the Idiot box and actually read the news as it often tells a bigger story the 15 second sound bytes won't. ALL yes 100% of these so called Protests which are really MOB attacks are being ran by various communist group coordinating with each other. This is a dangerous sign of things to come and I know from being there, people like you will be the first to perish. These same communists HATE collaborators and often kill them after their usefulness wears off.

James @ 12/9/2014 2:15 AM

I agree the Milwaukee PD needs to not risk their lives for murdering scum. You pull out a deadly weapon and try to use it to kill you automatically forfeited your right to exist by your actions to murder or trying to murder others.

Ima Leprechaun @ 12/9/2014 8:50 AM

Milwaukee P.D. must not issue night sticks, CS spray or stun guns. Options of less than lethal defensive weapons must not be an option for Milwaukee P.D. Sad they are so poorly equipped. LAPD did exactly what they were supposed to do with the proper use of force. WOW, what paranoia [email protected]

Tom Ret @ 12/9/2014 12:31 PM

I can see using spray or stun gun if available as long as another officer is covering with a shotgun. Being a previous baton instructor and firearms instructor, I would not as a general rule advocate using a baton against a subject armed with a knife. Handguns are poor at stopping someone in their tracks much less a baton. You might be lucky and get the job done but
you might get a blade in the side of your neck. The 21 foot rule is there for a reason. An officer to survive 20 or 30 years on the street needs to act and think
realistically and not form opinions based on movies or tv. The Ferguson incident is one example where it took many handgun rounds to bring down Brown. If Brown had been armed with a knife and used it instead of throwing
punches, the officer would probably be dead.

kevCopAz @ 12/9/2014 2:41 PM

Well if you follow the logic (?) of the Libs, the LA Cops should now be indicted for shooting this subject since the NPD officers just ran until he dropped the knife. I hope the MPD officers see this article band its responses so that they now realize that THEY now added to this BS against officers since all libs will point at them as doing the right thing. Yes it worked out THIS TIME and thats wonderful but this sets a bad bad precedence and the MPD should discipline them for being cowards and risking their lives and the others there (he could have turned on others). Disgusting. Not surprised with the BS Holder and the public are coming up with perhaps these two should be transferred to desks.

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