Los Angeles police shot and killed a person armed with a machete after he carjacked a car then crashed it into 2 police cruisers.
Authorities received a call around 11:30 about an assault that took place near Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue when police showed up they found two people injuried including an LAPD officer.
Officers fired at the suspect, gravely injuring him, after he charged toward them with a foot-long machete, law enforcement officials said. He was transported to a hospital, where he died.
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The man then walked over to the nearby Chick-fil-A, according to witnesses, and began threatening customers and carjacked a male driver in the drive-thru. "As he's running with the machete, he's pretty much got the cops chasing down," said Clinton Gunnels, who witnessed the incident. "They kind of gave him a second to surrender, but he highjacked a car and then the driver hops out of the car, and that's when he hopped over to the driver's seat and that's when he drove off." A witness video shows the man driving away in the customer's black car, stopping a short distance from the drive-thru and crashing into two LAPD cruisers. The footage then shows the armed man exiting the car with the machete and running away from officers. The unidentified man was chased by officers who used less lethal options, but he was ultimately shot by officers, police said in a tweet. The man was taken to a local hospital where he later died. An LAPD officer suffered minor injuries to his elbow and knee while chasing the armed man, police said. The officer was treated at the scene. The shooting remains under investigation. The area of Sunset Boulevard, between Las Palmas and Cherokee, remained closed as of 6:30 p.m.