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Machete-wielding man shot dead by Inglewood police at station

May 18, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man allegedly armed with a machete-like blade was shot and killed by Inglewood police Saturday after smashing the windows of eight squad cars parked on the grounds of their police station.

The suspect, whose name was not released, was struck by police gunfire just before 6 p.m. as he allegedly approached an officer who confronted him during the rampage.

"The suspect approached him with what was described as a machete or a small sword. He approached the officer and an officer-involved shooting ensued," said Inglewood Police Lt. Gabriela Garcia.

The suspect was transported to a hospital where he later died of his wounds.

The man's motive was not known.

No officers were hurt.

City News Service contributed to this report.