Crime & Justice

LA police shoot man with weapon described as mentally ill


Los Angeles police say officers have shot and killed a man described as mentally ill who was armed with a sharp weapon.

Officer Drake Madison says the man, believed to be in his 20s, died at the scene in Panorama City Monday morning.

Madison says police initially responded to a report of a man with a mental illness wielding a 16-inch edged weapon.

Madison says officers opened fire after unsuccessfully trying to take the man into custody with a stun gun and a beanbag weapon.

No officers were injured.

The shooting is under investigation.