LAPD shoots, critically wounds domestic violence suspect in Sherman Oaks

SHERMAN OAKS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles police shot and critically wounded a man in his 70s Monday night while responding to a report of a domestic violence incident at a home in Sherman Oaks, authorities said.

Officers were dispatched at about 11 p.m. to the 4200 block of Matilija Avenue and found a man armed with a steak knife in front of the residence, according to LAPD Sgt. Frank Preciado.

The officers attempted to de-escalate the situation, Preciado said, and one of them deployed a Taser. An officer-involved shooting occurred after the suspect ignored commands to drop the knife, the sergeant said.

According to investigators, the man was struck at least once in the upper torso and was transported to a hospital in critical but stable condition. His name was not released. No officers were injured.

The suspect's injured wife received medical treatment at the scene.

The officers were not equipped with body cameras, nor was the confrontation recorded by a vehicle camera, according to LAPD.
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