Man Shot By Cops After Brandishing Gun
Huntington Park Police officers shot a man Friday night in Commerce after the man allegedly brandished a firearm at the officers in their parked car, according to KTLA.
As it happened, two officers were sitting in an unmarked patrol car in the 2500 block of Leo Avenue, conducting surveillance as a part of an investigation into a past homicide, according to City News Service
The unidentified man approached the car’s driver’s side at around 9:45 p.m., prompting the officer sitting in the driver’s seat to lower the window. Officers identified themselves as police, but the man allegedly reached to his waistband and grabbed a handgun.
The man aimed the weapon at police, prompting the officers themselves to reach for their guns and open fire. Officers shot the man multiple times in the upper torso.
Following the shooting, the man was transported to a hospital where his condition is listed as “fair.” Investigators with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department recovered a handgun at the scene. The man who was shot is not related to the homicide investigation.