A man who reportedly attacked officers with a skateboard was shot by Los Angeles police Thursday morning in the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood.
The man, who wasn’t immediately identified, was shot once, Los Angeles police Officer Tony Im told the Los Angeles Times. He was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in unknown condition, police said.
Officers with LAPD’s Wilshire Division responded about 8:40 a.m. to a report of a man disturbing the peace in the 800 block of South Sycamore Avenue, Im said.
The caller reported a person smashing car windows near Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue with a skateboard, said LAPD Cmdr. Blake Chow. Two officers searched the area and contacted the suspect near West 9th Street and Sycamore, Chow said.
At some point, Chow said, an altercation ensued that resulted in a police shooting, adding it was unclear what exactly happened during the confrontation.
The man was “fighting with officers with a skateboard,” Im said.