Officers were driving in that area and stopped at a red light when they realized their rear window shatter, LAPD said.
Los Angeles police officers shot a man to death after the rear window of their police cruiser shattered while the officers were at a stoplight in Van Nuys, authorities said Sunday.
It’s also unknown if the deceased man was someone who tried a street- corner ambush.
Beck said the shooting remains under investigation, and the officers have been taken out of the field.
Google A Google map shows the intersection at Sepulveda and Victory boulevards, where police said a man threw a 40-ounce bottle through the officers window.
The man, whose name had not been released yet by coroner’s officials, died at the scene, police said. The man didn’t have any weapons on him, Beck said. “… The priorities we’ll look at here is, “Were the officers” perceptions reasonable?” It is unclear how the officer-involved shooting occurred. According to the coroner’s office, the man was a Van Nuys resident in his 40s.
Police officers are authorized to use deadly force to protect themselves or others if they reasonably believe they are in danger of death or serious injury.
Neither of the officers was injured.
The man was the 32nd person shot by LAPD officers this year.