Torrance, CA

A police officer in Los Angeles was forced to let a man inside a hospital on Saturday afternoon.

The incident occurred at around 2:30 PM at the Harbor–UCLA Hospital emergency room in Torrance.

According to the Los Angeles police department, the man was being treated in the emergency room after being arrested. Officers had arrested him earlier in the day for three bottles at neighbors.

When police arrived, they found the suspect in a “fighting stance” before attacking officers and reaching for one of the weapons. Police then used a Taser and a carotid restraint to subdue the man and take him into custody.

During his arrest, the suspect allegedly assaulted the police officers before being handcuffed and taken to the hospital. After arriving at the hospital, the suspect did come down and officers removed his handcuffs confining him to the gurney.

At some point, the suspect became combative and begin throwing objects at the officers. A witness says that the suspect at one point attempted to reach for an officers service weapon.

One bullet was fired at the suspect killing him.

Police are not releasing the name of the suspect only indicating that he was 26-years-old. Is name will be released once His next of kin is notified.

According to the Los Angeles Times, this was the 20th fatal shooting by a police officer in this year.

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