Shocking moment a machete-wielding man is shot by cops after he attacked and injured one officer
- The unidentified man is seen in one video running down sidewalk with machete
- An officer is seen pursuing him before the man turns around and chases him
- The attacker chases the officer into the middle of the street as cars pass by
- Other officers fire at least eight shots at the attacker; he was gravely injured
- Authorities are investigating what prompted the incident; attacker is in hospital
A bystander captured the shocking moment a machete-wielding man was shot by Los Angeles police after he attacked and injured another officer.
At the beginning of the video, the unidentified man with the machete is seen running across the street and down the sidewalk with the weapon in his right hand.
An officer is then seen running behind him, yelling: ‘Stop!’
As the police officer approaches the man, he turns around and starts running toward him.
At the beginning of the video, the unidentified man with the machete is seen running across the street and down the sidewalk with the weapon in his right hand
An officer pursues the man before the cop starts running away as the man charges at him with the machete
‘Aye, don’t do it!’ another cop is heard yelling before about eight shots were fired at the attacker.
The officer is seen running away from the man before he falls into the middle of the street as cars pass by.
Police said the attacker was gravely injured and taken to a local hospital.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the incident occurred Monday morning when officers received a call about an assault around 11.30am.
First responders arrived to the scene at the 1400 block of North McCadden Place near Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue where they found two people with injuries, including an officer.
While police are still gathering information about the incident, the man allegedly carjacked a car at a nearby Chick-fil-A and crashed it into a police cruiser before the shooting.
Footage from ABC 7, shows the man entering the Chick-fil-A customer’s black Lexus while they were in the drive-thru. Several officers are seen walking up to the vehicle as the man gets inside and drives off.
An investigation is ongoing.
The officer falls into the middle of the street (pictured) as the man chases him. Other officers fire at least eight rounds, gravely injuring the man
Other footage from ABC 7, shows the man entering a Chick-fil-A customer’s black Lexus while they were in the drive-thru (pictured) before the shooting. Several officers are seen walking up to the vehicle as the man gets inside and drives off