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Cops kill man who threatened family

January 2, 2009 7:52:00 AM PST
An investigation is underway in the Panorama City area of Los Angeles on Friday morning after police shot and killed a man after a standoff.Police said the man was threatening his family with a gun and firing shots into the air at a home in the 14100 block of Terra Bella Street at 12:20 a.m.

The home was evacuated, and officers quickly surrounded the house.

Three officers were believed to have opened fire on the man when they discovered him in the attic of the garage, armed with a handgun. What provoked the officers to open fire has not been disclosed.

City News Service contributed to this story.


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