Written by AARON CASTREJON
EL MONTE - A man reportedly armed with a knife died at the scene after police shot him earlier Monday.
The incident unfolded around 12:30 p.m. in the 9800 block of Cortada Street December 2. El Monte officers arriving to the scene of a 9-1-1 hang up encountered the suspect, according to Sgt. Benjamin Grubb of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
“Upon arrival, the officers were encountered by the suspect. He was armed with a bladed weapon at which point an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Grubb said.
The suspect was struck in the upper torso.
No officers were injured, Grubb said.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau is assisting with the investigation.