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One Dead, One Hospitalized in Police-Involved Shooting in LA

One Dead, One Hospitalized in Police-Involved Shooting in LA

The Reseda Denny's Restaurant in Los Angeles in a screenshot image. (Google Maps/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

City News Service

City News Service

7/25/2023

Updated: 7/27/2023

A man who was allegedly wielding a knife and wounded another person during a fight in a Reseda strip mall near a Denny’s restaurant was fatally shot by Los Angeles police on July 25.
Officers were sent to the 7600 block of Reseda Boulevard at about 11:10 a.m. after receiving multiple reports of a man armed with a knife at the location, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office identified the man as Meyvic Arreola, 44. His city of residence was not immediately known.
Police Deputy Chief Alan Hamilton told reporters at the scene that responding officers came upon the suspect in the parking lot of the strip mall and initially fired a less-than-lethal round, but it had no effect. Officers then opened fire, killing the suspect.
Hamilton said the knife was recovered at the scene, adding that the confrontation was captured on surveillance video from businesses in the strip mall, as well as officer body-camera footage.
Other video footage showed what appeared to be a body covered by a sheet in the strip mall.
The person who was wounded in a fight with the suspect was taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening, police said.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the man who died in the shooting was believed to be in his 30s. The victim who was hospitalized was also believed to be about 30 years old, according to the fire department.
No officers were injured.
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