Multi-car accident turns into fatal police shooting in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Police Department officers responding to a car accident late Wednesday afternoon shot and killed a man on the street with an “edged weapon,” police said.

At about 5:30pm, officers from the Newton station arrived at the accident scene near 32nd and San Pedro streets and soon encountered the man holding the weapon, according to the LAPD.

The man was hit by gunfire, fell to the ground and died at the scene, the LAPD said. The edged weapon was recovered at the scene.

Two people involved in the traffic accident were taken to a hospital and were in stable condition.