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Machete-wielding man shot to death by Inglewood police

May 18, 2013|By Christopher Goffard

An Inglewood police officer fatally shot a man who was wielding a machete-like weapon Saturday night and using it to smash the windows of police cars, according to a department spokeswoman.

The man with the blade was spotted in front of a police station on Manchester Boulevard just before 6 p.m., said Inglewood Police Lt. Gabriela Garcia. After the man advanced toward an officer with the weapon, the officer opened fire, Garcia said.

The man was taken to a hospital and died in surgery, Garcia said.

The officer will be placed on administrative leave while an investigation into the incident is pending.

Police did not release the names of the officer or the man with the machete.

 

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