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LAPD Officer Shoots Man Advancing Towards Him With a Knife


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Los Angeles, California — On July 7, 2022, around 5:00 p.m., West Los Angeles officers responded to a call reporting a man armed with a knife in the area of Pico Boulevard and Sawtelle Boulevard. The first police unit at the scene was a uniformed sergeant. The sergeant was directed to the man by a community member. The sergeant exited his police vehicle and began giving directions to the man, later identified as 36-year-old Felipe Guerrero.

Guerrero, armed with a knife, continued to walk in the direction of the sergeant. As the sergeant continued to give commands to Guerrero, Guerrero, still armed with the knife, ran toward the sergeant resulting in an OIS. Guerrero was struck by the sergeant’s gunfire and fell to the ground. Guerrero was taken to a local hospital and later pronounced deceased. The knife Guerrero was armed with was recovered at the scene. The sergeant was transported to a local hospital for an injury he received from falling during the incident.

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