LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles police officers responding to a family dispute fatally shot a man holding what turned out to be an Airsoft rifle Saturday in the Vermont Knolls area of South L.A.
The suspect was identified by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office as Luis Herrera, 19, of Los Angeles.
Officers were called about 1:20 p.m. to a home at Grand Avenue and 102nd Street on a report of a family dispute.
“When a man exited the residence holding a black rifle, an officer- involved shooting occurred,” Madison said.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, he said. No one else was injured.
Investigators later determined the man was holding a Airsoft rifle, Madison said. Air-soft rifles fire plastic pellets and are non-lethal.
Traffic along Grand Avenue between Century Boulevard and 104th Street was impacted by the police investigation probe.