LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Police officers were involved in another shooting in less than 24 hours in the Valley Glen neighborhood Thursday afternoon.
Officers with the North Hollywood Division responded to a report of a man wielding a hatchet in front of the Super 8 Motel located at 7552 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Officers located the man, described as Hispanic and wearing a red hat in front of the motel.
Upon arrival, officers observed the hatchet in the man’s hand and began negotiating with him in an attempt to take him into custody.
After approximately 10 minutes of verbal communication, the suspect approached officers with the hatchet. Officers attempted use of less lethal methods was unsuccessful.
Once the suspect approached the officers, an officer-involved shooting took place.
The suspect was struck multiple times by gunfire and was taken to a local area hospital in unknown condition.