Carlos Torres, a 39-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by Los Angeles police Monday, Aug. 19, near Branford Street and Arleta Avenue in Arleta, according to Los Angeles County medical examiner-coroner’s records.
The incident began at 4:19 p.m., when officers from the LAPD’s Mission Division responded to a call of a family dispute in the 13100 block of Ottoman Street.
When officers arrived they were directed by the person who called police to Torres, who was on the front porch, according to a statement from the LAPD.
Officers tried to speak with Torres, who stepped back into the house as he removed a gun from his waistband. He removed his gun and fired at the officers, who fired back, police said.
Torres then went into the house and was seen running through a neighboring yard and onto Ottoman Street. As Torres continued to run, police ...