Officers responded about 6:16 a.m. to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon suspect, possibly armed with a gun, in the area of Burnet Avenue and Rayen Street, said Officer Sal Ramirez, an LAPD spokesman.
Investigators said they tried to use non-lethal weapons, such as beanbags and a Tazer, to subdue the suspect but they did not work. The suspect's actions resulted in the officer-involved shooting, according to investigators.
The suspect was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot, Ramirez said. No officers were injured.
Authorities said the call for help came from a family member of the suspect.
The identity of the suspect, a male in his 20s, has not been released. A knife and gun were recovered at the scene, police said.
City News Service contributed to this report.