Crime & Justice

Suspect dies in Northridge officer-involved shooting


There was an officer-involved shooting in Northridge on Monday around 1 p.m., LAPD's Drake Madison told KPCC.

Officers were responding to a report of a person creating a disturbance at Elkwood Street and Andasol Avenue.

According to Officer Lilian Preciado, the suspect was a male Hispanic in his mid 30s. She told KPCC that the officers gave him commands that he failed to obey, and that a Taser and a bean bag shotgun were used before a struggle ensued and the suspect was shot.

Preciado said that the man was pronounced dead at the scene and there is no information yet on any weapon used.

This story has been updated.