LAPD Shoot And Kill A Man After Their Patrol Car Window Shatters
Los Angeles Police officers shot and killed a man Saturday night after the rear window of their patrol car shattered, reports the L.A. Times. According to City News Service, the police car was stopped at a red light in Van Nuys around 11:30 p.m. when the rear window suddenly shattered, appearing to have been blown out by gunfire.
The two officers then exited the car and fired an indeterminate number of shots at a man described as in his 30s, who was pronounced dead at the scene. It's not yet clear if the man who was killed actually shot at the police car. LAPD investigators are determining the cause of the shattered window, according to Officer Mike Lopez.
LAPD officers have shot 32 people this year, 18 of whom died, according to the L.A. Times. This shooting marks the fourth fatal LAPD officer-involved shooting in the last two months. Last week, officers shot and killed a woman who was armed with a knife near downtown L.A.
No word as to whether the officers—both of whom were uninjured—were wearing body cameras, which could aid in the investigation.