Efrain Herrera Jr., 24
Efrain Herrera Jr., a 24-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by police Sunday, Jan. 17 in the 8800 block of Norwich Avenue in North Hills, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 5:10 p.m. officers with the LAPD’s Mission and West Valley divisions responded to the area after someone reported a man with a knife, police said.
When officers arrived, Chief Charlie Beck told The Times, Herrera confronted the officers and approached them with a hunting knife. The officers tried to subdue the man with a Taser, the chief said, but it "wasn't completely effective."
Herrera continued to approach the officers, who then opened fire, Beck said.
Officers from the West Valley Division -- who don't yet have LAPD-issued body cameras -- were involved in the shooting, a police spokeswoman said.
Investigators will check to see if cameras worn by the Mission Division officers who were also at the scene captured the deadly encounter.