Deputies shot and killed a man who investigators say stabbed and wounded a woman before charging the deputies with a knife in Altadena on Sunday afternoon.
The shooting took place just after 4 p.m. in the 2400 block of Figueroa Drive, near Lincoln Avenue, according to Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Information Bureau.
Witnesses flagged down a deputy and directed them to a woman who had just been stabbed by a man, Koerner said in a written statement. The woman was hospitalized with stab wounds to her upper back. An update on her condition was not available.
An additional unit responded and the deputies located the male suspect holding a knife nearby,” he said. “When the deputies attempted to detain the suspect at gunpoint, he raised the knife and charged at the deputies and a deputy-involved shooting occurred.”
Paramedics pronounced the suspect dead at the scene.
No further details were available.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.