LOS ANGELES – An armed man who was fatally shot during a confrontation with Los Angeles Police Department officers near the Pico-Union neighborhood has been identified, county authorities said Wednesday.
Carlos Deanda, 35, was identified as the man who police shot, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office.
Officers from the LAPD’s Olympic Division responded to multiple calls of a man armed with a knife causing a disturbance and an assault with a deadly weapon at 8:08 p.m. Sept. 13 on the 1200 block of South New Hampshire, west of Vermont Avenue, police said.
Upon their arrival, officers confronted Deanda in a parking lot and shot him. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics were called to the scene and took Deanda to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police said investigators found a large knife at the scene.
It was not immediately known what caused the officers to fire upon Deanda.
According to the LAPD, no officers or bystanders were injured during the incident.