Officer-involved shooting in North Hills leaves suspect critically wounded, LAPD says

NORTH HILLS, Calif. (KABC) -- An officer-involved shooting in North Hills left a suspect critically wounded Saturday morning, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

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.
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