The Los Angeles Police Department has released videos of police officers shooting suspect Carlos DeAnda. Police report that they responded to a call of an armed man causing a disturbance.
When officers arrived, they saw DeAnda was armed with a knife and ordered him to drop the knife. Instead of complying, DeAnza ran toward the officers with the knife in his hand. Officers then shot and killed DeAnza.
Los Angeles Police Department Press Release Re: Carlos DeAnda Shooting
*The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed*
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) that occurred in Olympic Division.
On September 13, 2023, around 8:35 p.m., Olympic Division uniformed patrol officers responded to a radio call of a “415 Man with a Knife” on the 1200 block of South New Hampshire Avenue. Upon arrival, officers searched the area and located the suspect walking through a parking lot. As officers were setting up containment around the parking lot, they verbalized with the suspect who was armed with a large kitchen knife. After several minutes of commands, the suspect, while still armed with the knife in his right hand, ran toward officers positioned at the exit of the parking lot. Despite additional warnings to drop the knife, the suspect refused to comply and continued running towards the officers, resulting in an OIS.
The suspect was struck by gunfire, fell to the pavement, and was taken into custody without further incident. The officers requested a rescue ambulance and rendered aid to the suspect. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the suspect to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The suspect’s identity will be provided by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office pending notification of next-of-kin. At this time, the suspect is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 30 to 35 years of age.
A large kitchen knife with an approximate 8 inch blade was recovered from the scene and booked as evidence.
No officers nor other citizens were injured during this incident.