Man with machete dies after being shot by police in Lake Balboa




A man who had been armed with a machete has died after being shot several times by the LAPD in the Lake Balboa area Wednesday.

The shooting happened after 7 a.m. in an alley at Sherman Way and Andasol Avenue, where a man with a machete was reported. It's unclear what led up to the shooting.


The man, described as being in his 20s, was reported to be conscious and breathing immediately after the shooting, but was taken to a hospital for multiple gun shot wounds. No officers were hurt in the shooting.

The LAPD confirmed the man had died just before 3 p.m. His name has not yet been released.

Video from Sky 2 over the scene showed a bicycle that had been discarded in an alley, and several feet away, a pile of clothes, at least two pairs of shoes, and a machete.