CANOGA PARK – Police shot a man to death during a traffic stop early Saturday in Canoga Park and detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting.
The shooting was reported at approximately 1:05 a.m. Saturday, when Los Angeles Police officers stopped a pickup truck at a CVS pharmacy at 21051 Sherman Way, according to an LAPD spokesman.
The driver had a gun, according to the LAPD, which reported that an officer-involved shooting then occurred. It was unknown whether the suspect brandished a gun. It was also unclear what, specifically, prompted the shooting.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics.
He was later identified as 44-year-old Oscar Vasquez Lopez, according to the medical examiner’s office.
ABC7 reported a second person was detained by police.
No officers were injured, police said.