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Torrance Police Department
Friday June 1st, 2018 :: 12:17 p.m. PDT


Officer Involved Shooting

On June 1, 2018, at approximately 8:47 a.m., Torrance Police Officers responded to a service call involving a subject brandishing a knife in the area of Planet Fitness located at 20040 Hawthorne Boulevard in the City of Torrance.  
Responding Officers contacted the subject who refused to comply with commands. Officers initially utilized various less-lethal options, but the subject continued toward them.  The subject continually refused to comply at which time an officer involved shooting occurred.  Officers immediately performed life-saving measures on the subject who was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Edged weapons were recovered at the scene.  The identity of the subject is pending confirmation by investigators, as well as notification to next of kin. 
This incident is being investigated under the command and direction of Captain Martin Vukotic of the Special Operations Bureau with the assistance of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office who is reviewing this incident as is routine for all officer involved shootings. Anyone with additional information related to this case is encouraged to contact the Torrance Police Department Detective Division at (310) 618-5570.

Sergeant Ronald Harris
Torrance Police Department Public Information Officer
(310) 618-5688  # # #

Torrance Police Department
3300 Civic Center Dr
Torrance, CA 90503

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-328-3456

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