Man armed with pickax fatally shot by Los Angeles police

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police officers responding to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon fatally shot a man armed with a pickax.

The Los Angeles Times reports the incident occurred shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday in the Pacoima area of the San Fernando Valley.

Police Officer Norma Eisenman says arriving officers found an irate man atop a carport. The man came down and threw objects at the officers, who used less-than-lethal munitions.

Eisenman says the shooting occurred when the man armed himself with a pickax and began trying to enter a residence.

The man died at a hospital, while a victim of a stabbing that occurred during the incident was hospitalized in serious but stable condition.

Two officers were treated for injuries.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/

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