LAPD shoot, wound allegedly armed man in Van Nuys

VAN NUYS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles police shot and wounded a man in Van Nuys Friday afternoon after the suspect allegedly threatened his estranged wife's family and then traveled to her workplace with a handgun.

Officers initially responded to the 7300 block of Aldea Avenue at about 10:45 a.m. to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon suspect, according to the LAPD.

Police said officers met with a family member of the wife and told them the suspect "showed up at the residence brandishing a handgun and threatening to kill them," and left before officers arrived.

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Officers left to the wife's workplace nearby and caught up with the suspect in area of Sherman Way and Hayvenhurst Avenue. They saw the suspect at the parking lot inside a vehicle, which matched the suspect vehicle description, LAPD said.

"They ordered him out of the vehicle and he exited holding a handgun," LAPD stated. "At that time there was an officer involved shooting."

The suspect was struck by gunfire and transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown.

Police said they recovered a handgun at the scene. No officers were injured.

City News Service contributed to this report.
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