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Suspect armed with knife shot by LAPD in Winnetka

Police investigate an officer-involved shooting in Winnetka on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.

December 30, 2013 12:41:49 PM PST
A suspect armed with a knife was shot and wounded by Los Angeles police in Winnetka on Sunday.

Authorities responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call in the 19800 block of Hemingway Street at 3:20 p.m. When officers arrived, a family member said the suspect had been involved in an altercation with family earlier and remained inside the home.

An officer entered the residence and was confronted by a suspect with a knife. An officer-involved shooting occurred, and the suspect was transported to an area hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound in the shoulder area.

The suspect's name has not been released.

No officers were injured. The shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.


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