HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A man armed with a knife was shot and wounded by Los Angeles police in Hollywood Saturday after allegedly stabbing a 19-year-old woman, according to the LAPD.
LAPD said the shooting occurred near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue around 11 a.m.
A 19-year-old woman who had been stabbed approached officers and directed them to the suspect, a man in his 30s, police said.
Police approached the suspect, who they say was armed with a knife.
“Officers gave the suspect commands to drop the knife, which he ignored,” police tweeted. “The suspect advance towards the officers, several beanbag rounds were deployed and officer involved shooting occurred.”
The suspect was struck and transported to a hospital to be treated for injuries described as not life-threatening, police said.
Witnesses said they heard six to seven shots.
According to investigators, the attack was random. Extra officers who were on patrol due to increased crime in the area responded quickly.
“It’s a random attack. Unfortunately, it happened, but thankfully the officers were there to address that problem immediately,” LAPD Sgt. Bruce Borihahn said.