A Los Angeles police officer shot and killed a man this morning outside a North Hollywood house on the 7700 block of Ethel Avenue around 5:44 a.m.
Officers initially arrived at the house responding to a call of of a "415 man," which means a man creating a disturbance, and found a man in the driveway armed with a gun, according to Sgt. Mitzi Fiero of the LAPD Media Relations Section.
"He was agitated. The officers ordered him to drop his weapon," said Fiero at the scene of the shooting. "He refused and in fact he started moving towards the officers. The officers were actually backing up to get away from him to give themselves more time while continuing to order him to drop his weapon. At that point, an officer-involved shooting occurred."
According to Fiero, the man was struck in the upper torso and immediately went down. LAFD medical personel pronounced the man dead at the scene. Nobody else was injured in the incident.
Fiero also said that the man lived in the home. Police have not yet released a name or any other details about the man who was shot.