An intense situation unfolded for the Los Angeles Police Department Monday, November 25, when a man with a machete was chased by officers on a Hollywood street. It all began around 11:30 a.m., according to LAPD, when the suspect first robbed an auto parts store at knife-point near Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue. From there, the suspect then carjacked a vehicle sitting in a nearby drive thru.
The suspect then fled, when confronted by police, crashing into two LAPD vehicles at Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue. He exited the vehicle after crashing and attempted to run with the machete in hand, according to LAPD.
An officer then attempted to deploy a non-lethal taser which failed to make contact with the suspect. In his attempt to run from the suspect, the officer tripped and fell onto the busy street. It was then that the suspect raised his arm with the machete in hand over the officer in an aggressive stance that lead to the shooting.
The suspect was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The officer was treated at the scene for minor injuries to his elbow and knee.
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The machete was located at the scene as well which was described as a large machete about 1' - 1.5' long, said LAPD Lt.Chris Ramirez at the news conference.
Pictured is LAPD Lt. Chris Ramirez at the news conference discussing the incident.