Lapd Pacific division officer involved shooting Armed Man Fatally Shot

By City News Service officer involved shooting VENICE Officers shot and killed a man who was armed with a rifle and destroying property inside a home in Venice, police said Saturday.

Officers responded about 8:30 p.m. Friday to the residence in the 800 block of Venice Boulevard in an attempt to keep the peace, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

They were met outside by a woman who stated that a man was inside the home destroying property. As officers approached the front door, they were met by the suspect, who was armed with a rifle, and an officer-involved shooting occurred, police said.

Paramedics rushed the shooting victim to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No one else was injured, said Sgt. Scott Stevens of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division.

Police said a rifle was recovered at the scene of the shooting.