Police shoot stabbing suspect in Lincoln Heights home

Lincoln Heights  —  Police responding to reports of a stabbing during a graduation party last night shot a man armed with a knife, according to the LAPD and media reports.

It was the second officer-involved shooting of the weekend on the Eastside.

The shooting took place at about midnight after police responded to a report of a stabbing inside a residence in the 2400 block of Gates Street, the LAPD said on Twitter.

Officers found a stabbing victim and were told by that the suspect was still in the home with family members.

After seeing the suspect armed with a knife through a security door, officers initially tried to get him to come out of the residence.

When that didn’t work, police entered the home and fired a bean bag shotgun at the knife-wielding suspect, who was in a small room with two family members. That also failed to subdue the suspect, who was acting aggressively against a family member, police said. That’s when police opened fire.

“Both the suspect and the stabbing victim are in stable condition,” the LAPD said on Twitter. “A knife was recovered at scene and officers were equipped with body-worn video cameras.”

The suspect, described as a Latino male in his 20s, had been invited to attend a graduation party at the residence, according to KTLA.

In a separate officer-involved shooting early Saturday morning, a man was shot by officers inside White Memorial Hospital in Boyle Heights after a struggle inside an exam room.

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One comment

  1. How about, This was the second shooting over weekend when police helped protect innocent people against a thief and a man who had stabbed someone and was threatening another?

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