NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer responding to a domestic violence call fatally shot a suspect with a knife in Southern California.
Newport Beach Police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella says the man initially complied with officer’s orders to drop the knife late Saturday.
But Manzella says the man immediately picked the weapon up again. She says the officer feared for his safety and the safety of others and opened fire.
The suspect, who was not named, was taken in critical condition to a hospital, where he died.
The Orange County Register reports Sunday that the victim of the domestic violence incident was also hospitalized.
Authorities are investigating the shooting and what preceded it.