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Norma Guzman, 37

Norma Guzman, a 37-year-old Latina, was shot and killed by Los Angeles police Sunday, Sept. 27 in the 2000 block of South San Pedro Street in Historic South-Central, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Police received a call about 9:30 a.m. about an unruly woman with a knife at the intersection of East 22nd and South San Pedro streets, said Sgt. Frank Preciado with the LAPD.

The two responding officers confronted the woman, who was armed with a knife with an 8-inch blade, he said. At some point, the officers fired their weapons.

The woman was taken to a local hospital, where she later died. The officers were not injured.

“Our understanding is that both officers discharged their weapons,” Preciado said.

The officers were wearing body cameras and the video from those cameras will be downloaded and examined as part of the investigation. There is also additional video footage taken from a security camera in the area that will be looked at, he said.

As with all LAPD shootings, the incident will be reviewed by the department, the district attorney’s office, the Police Commission and its independent inspector general.

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