Alex Flores, a 34-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Tuesday, Nov. 19, near South Central Avenue and East 28th Street in Historic South-Central, according to Los Angeles County medical examiner-coroner’s records.
About 8 a.m., a person in the area flagged down a Los Angeles police sergeant regarding a man walking north on South Central Avenue with a knife, according to police.
The sergeant found the man near South Central Avenue and East 28th Street and called for additional officers.
Officers told Flores, who was facing them with a knife, to drop the weapon repeatedly.
One officer yelled, “Don’t come at me,” at Flores several times. Flores ran toward the officer, who began shooting, according to a critical incident video released by the LAPD that showed body camera footage.
Police said there were other officers who were wearing body cameras during the incident, but only one camera ...
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