Suspect killed, 1 person injured after LAPD responds to stabbing report in Reseda staff KABC logo
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
1 dead, 1 injured after stabbing, officer-involved shooting in Reseda
After one person was stabbed, the suspect was shot by LAPD officers at a strip mall in Reseda.

RESEDA, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- LAPD officers shot and killed a suspect as they encountered him continuing to stab a man in a Reseda parking lot on Tuesday, police said.

Officers were sent to a strip mall at Reseda Boulevard and Saticoy Street at 11:09 a.m. after receiving multiple reports of a man armed with a knife, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

When officers arrived they saw the suspect continuing to actively stab a man on the ground, according to LAPD Deputy Chief Alan Hamilton.

They repeatedly ordered him to stop and deployed a less-lethal device described as a ".40mm impact munition." When those failed to stop the assault, they shot him, Hamilton said.

The suspect was declared dead at the scene a short time later. A knife was recovered at the scene.

The stabbing victim was brought to a local hospital with multiple wounds. He was in stable condition and is expected to survive.

The deceased suspect has been identified only as a man believed to be in his 20s or 30s.

Police are still investigating the events that led up to the stabbing and whether the victim and suspect knew each other.