Police said when Caprio got out of the car, he was armed with a knife. An officer-involved shooting occurred at about 1:30 a.m.
Caprio was taken to a local hospital, where he was declared dead.
An officer was also injured during the confrontation.
"One of our officers received a minor wound to one of his arms," said LAPD Det. Gus Villanueva. The officer was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released.
Traffic on the 101 Freeway was completely shut down between Van Nuys Boulevard and Woodman Avenue for several hours, causing long backups. Vehicles were forced to exit the freeway to find alternative routes. All lanes were reopened shortly after 10:20 a.m.