LOS ANGELES- A 40-year-old man died Tuesday evening after he was shot by police in South Los Angeles.
Police were called to 28th Street and Central Avenue, between Adams and Jefferson boulevards, at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday regarding a suspect armed with a knife, but soon a call went out for more units as a crowd began to gather, CBS2 reported.
The man was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased at about 7:55 p.m., according to an early morning release by LAPD’s public information office.
An LAPD spokeswoman said one person was taken to a hospital in unknown condition but police had no further information Tuesday night.
“Investigators from LAPD, Force Investigation Division, along with representatives from the LA County District Attorney’s Office and Office of the Inspector General, are conducting a thorough investigation.”
The release indicated relevant body-worn camera video would be released within 45 days of this incident.
This is the second fatal shooting by LAPD officers since the start of the year. The shootings come as LAPD Chief Michael Moore has formally requested another five-year term from the Los Angeles Police Commission.
The commission will meet to discuss the reappointment on Jan. 10 where two members, Commission President William J. Briggs II and Steve Soboroff, have pledged their support of Moore.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Briggs has already come out in favor of a second term for Moore, telling The Times earlier this week that a majority of the commission’s members “have confidence in him to carry out what the mayor would want.” Soboroff echoed those sentiments saying “there’s no better chief in the U.S.”
“He understands community policing and police reform better than any chief in America,” Soboroff said. “Also, he has a very, very deep understanding of the perfect storm of new challenges — the homeless crisis, the mental health crisis, the drug crisis.”
To be confirmed for another term, Moore needs three votes, however, the council does have the ability to weigh in on the appointment if they disagree with the commission.
Under the City Charter, the council could assert jurisdiction over the commission’s decision and — if there are 10 votes — veto it.
The five-member commission body are all appointees of former Mayor Eric Garcetti and Mayor Karen Bass has not given any indication she will be making changes anytime soon.
City News Service contributed to this report.