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Family dispute leads to fatal police shooting

September 14, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police say a violent family dispute led officers to a home in Monterey Park, where a man was shot and killed by officers.

The incident happened on the 200 block of North McPherrin Avenue at about 12:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Officials said police got a call from a man saying his brother was threatening their mother with a knife. When authorities arrived, they said there was a dispute going on between a man and a woman.

Officers had to kick open the door of the bedroom, and according to Lt. Dave Coleman of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the suspect lunged at them with a large knife.

One officer shot the suspect. No one else was injured.

The sheriff's department is investigating the shooting.

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