Police release more details of officer shooting of Lincoln Heights stabbing suspect

Lincoln Heights  —  The LAPD today provided more information about the police shooting of a man who had allegedly stabbed one person last weekend.

Police said the suspect, 27-year-old Victor Arroyo, had already stabbed one person when he was shot by officers as he was fighting with his father  inside a residence in the 2400 block of Gates Street.

The stabbing took place during a graduation party, according to KTLA.

Here is the LAPD’s preliminary account of what happened:

On June 9, 2018, around 11:45 p.m., Hollenbeck Area police officers responded to a radio call of a stabbing in the 2400 block of Gates Street. When the officers arrived the victim of the stabbing was taken to a local hospital by a private vehicle. The suspect, 27-year-old Victor Arroyo, was inside the residence with family members. The officers were locked out of the residence but were able to see Arroyo armed with a knife in a physical struggle with his father. Once the officers were able to gain entry to the residence, they continued to tell Arroyo to drop the knife he was holding. A beanbag shotgun was used, but was ineffective. While still armed with the knife, Arroyo quickly moved in the direction of his father; at which time there was an officer-involved shooting. Arroyo was struck and taken by the Los Angeles Fire Department to a local hospital for medical treatment.”

The stabbing victim suffered a non-life threatening wound, and Arroyo’s father was not seriously injured. Police said that Arroyo was in stable condition after he was taken to a hospital.

The shooting is now being investigated to find out if it complied with LAPD policies and procedures.

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