Officers found the subject in the walkway of an apartment building. The man armed himself with a fireplace poker and attacked the officers, whereupon officers shot him.
The man was transported to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills in critical condition. He underwent emergency surgery. The man died shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday.
The shooting victim was described as a Hispanic male in his 30s.
Officers were not injured in the incident.
The incident was under investigation.