Long Beach police shot and killed a man who they say refused to drop a knife after he stabbed his mother inside a North Long Beach home Wednesday morning.
In a statement, police said they were called shortly before 9 a.m. and told there had been a stabbing in the 300 block of 69th Way, which is near where the 710 and 91 freeways meet.
A man had stabbed his mother inside a home in that area, and when officers arrived, he refused to drop the knife he was holding, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
The man at some point raised the knife and advanced towards an officer, who then shot him, police said.
The man, who was identified by police as 38-year-old Long Beach resident Eriberto Penaloza, was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries, which included stab wounds to the upper body, according to police. His mother meanwhile was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening stab wounds, police said. No officers were injured, they added.
Detectives responded to the scene following the shooting to investigate, police said. Officers were equipped with body-worn cameras, and the footage will be reviewed and be made public “as soon as possible,” according to the LBPD.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office will review the case, a standard procedure after a shooting involving an officer.
The shooting comes about a week after LBPD officers shot a man they say rammed detectives’ vehicles in Montebello while attempting to evade arrest on suspicion of attempted murder. That incident is still currently under review.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with more information gathered at the scene and provided by police.