CANOGA PARK, Calif. (FOX 11 / CNS) - A man armed with a machete was shot dead by LAPD officers after he began to attack a local resident in Canoga Park Saturday night.
It happened after 7:00 p.m. in the 8100 block of De Soto Avenue, police said.
Police shot at the attacker as they arrived on scene.
The suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment, police said. No officers were injured.
A desk officer at the LAPD Topanga Station confirmed the man had died at that location. The victim is understood to have suffered minor injuries.
Bill Melugin reported from the scene: "LAPD confirms they got the call of a domestic dispute involving a man attacking with a machete, then officer heard shots fired - officer needs help."
One witness said he heard several gunshots before he saw additional police cars followed by more gunshots.