Orbel Nazarians, a 22-year-old white man, was shot and killed by Los Angeles police on Monday, Feb. 26, in the 9000 block of Kester Avenue in Panorama City, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Officers from LAPD’s Mission Division responded at 8:45 a.m. to a call about a man with a knife who wanted to kill himself, according to a news release from the department.
When officers arrived, they saw Nazarians, who exited a home with an “edged weapon,” said Officer Norma Eisenman, a spokeswoman for the LAPD.
Police tried to subdue Nazarians with a Taser and a bean-bag shotgun, but ultimately fatally shot the man, Eisenman said.
Nazarians was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:08 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
The day after the shooting, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Nazarians had a 20-inch metal spike and moved toward the officers, leading ...