Los Angeles man armed with machete fatally shot by deputies


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Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man who walked toward them with a machete Monday morning, authorities said.

Deputies answered a call shortly after 6:30 a.m. about a man with a machete trying to assault employees at a business in the unincorporated Florence area, authorities said.

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Arriving deputies were told the man had walked down the street. They found a 40-year-old man sitting in a pickup truck, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Department.

Los Angeles County deputies fatally shot a man armed with a machete in Los Angeles, California, on Sept. 29, 2022.

The man punched and kicked two deputies who contacted him before grabbing a machete and swinging it as he walked toward them. The deputies used less-lethal weapons on the man but he kept advancing and was finally shot and killed at the scene, the Sheriff’s Department said.

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His name wasn’t immediately released.

The deputies who were punched and kicked received minor injuries.



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