LAPD release video showing officer fatally shoot stabbing suspect near Denny's parking lot in Reseda
On July 25, 2023, around 11:09 a.m., officers received a radio call of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 7600 block of Reseda Boulevard. Upon arrival, the officers saw the suspect on top of the victim holding a knife. The officers attempted verbal compliance and ordered the suspect to drop the knife, but the suspect failed to comply with the officers commands. The officers deployed 40 MM less lethal rounds, which did not stop the suspect's actions.
The suspect began to stab the victim again, and an officer involved shooting occurred. The suspect was struck by gunfire and collapsed. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced the suspect dead at the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition. The victim suffered serious injuries from the knife attack.
The knife is at the scene and will be booked as evidence. The reason and circumstances surrounding the attack on the victim is still being investigated. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his 20s or 30s. No officers were injured during this incident.