VIDEO: Protesters Demand 'Justice' For Man Shot While Charging Cops With Knife

Alex Flores allegedly threatened at least one citizen with the blade before he was confronted by Los Angeles police.

Los Angeles, CA – A knife-wielding attacker was fatally shot by police as he charged at a Los Angeles police officer on Nov. 19 (video below).

The incident began at approximately 8 a.m., when a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) sergeant was flagged down by a citizen in the area of Central Avenue and 34th Street, KTLA reported.

The citizen told the sergeant that a man armed with a knife was walking northbound on Central Avenue.

“The sergeant searched the area for the armed man, located him, and requested a backup,” the LAPD said in a press release. “Additional Newton Area officers responded and followed the suspect, later identified as Alex Flores Jr., to the area of 28th Street and Central Avenue.”

Bodycam footage showed officers as they ran to the area where the sergeant had intercepted Flores.

“Drop the f--king knife!” one officer ordered. “Drop it or you’ll get f--king shot!”

Officer Rosario Cervantes said that Flores, 34, confronted a civilian with the blade at one point, causing the potential victim to “run away in fear,” KTLA reported.

Another officer radioed that he was responding with a Taser as police raced towards the harrowing scene, the video showed.

They arrived to find an officer holding the knife-wielding attacker at gunpoint.

“Don’t come at me! Don’t’ come at me!” he told Flores, as the suspect began walking in his direction. “Stop!”

But instead of complying, Flores began sprinting towards the officer, the video showed.

As police opened fire, the officer backed towards the curb to create distance between him and the advancing attacker.

The wounded suspect immediately collapsed in the middle of the street as blood began to saturate his clothing, the video showed.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene, according to the press release.

None of the officers were injured during the encounter, and Flores’ knife was recovered at the scene.

An angry mob of approximately 40 protesters descended on the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Newton Station two days later, demanding “justice” for the suspect, KCBS reported.

They unsuccessfully attempted to gain entry into the station before they vandalized the front doors and outside walls by spray painting phrases such as “KILLER COPS” and “Justice For Alex Flores.”

Dozens of officers were dispatched to the station to disperse the unruly mob, but no one was arrested.

“What message does it send if we let vandals openly damage a police station?” Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) Director Jamie McBride asked KCBS. “What is to prevent the next group from gaining entry to the station and attacking officers and residents in the lobby? These types of incidents must not be tolerated.”

“People can have the right to have a peaceful protest, but when it turns into a mob mentality, then that creates problems,” McBride added. “Nobody fears going to jail in California. It’s like a free-crime zone.”

The LAPD’s specialized Force Investigation Division is handling the ongoing investigation into the officer-involved shooting, the department said in the press release.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division and the Office of the Inspector General are also monitoring the investigation.

Once the investigation is complete, the Police Board of Commissioners, the LAPD chief, and the Inspector General’s Office will determine whether the officers’ use of deadly force complied with department policy and procedures.

The district attorney’s office will determine whether the officers violated any criminal laws during the encounter.

You can watch bodycam footage of the officers’ encounter with Flores in the video below:

Comments (47)
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Officer Cynical
Officer Cynical

The protesters can rest easy. Justice HAS been served.

LitheSteel
LitheSteel

Great Job! That is exactly how that should have ended.

JohnEverettSmith
JohnEverettSmith

I think the officer showed great restraint before resorting to deadly force....

GunnyMack
GunnyMack

Good Shoot. I pray that the officer’s on the scene recover from this traumatic incident.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

None of the officers were injured during the encounter, and Flores’ knife was recovered at the scene.

An angry mob of approximately 40 protesters descended on the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Newton Station two days later, demanding “justice” for the suspect, KCBS reported.

PhillyBlue
PhillyBlue

Commiefornia is gonna implode someday, overpopulation, high crime, homeless crisis, high poverty and drug use, sprinkled with high taxes and anti gun laws

gunner55
gunner55

Next time let the asshole stab some by standers. See how fast they demand he be stopped.

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

LOL they wrote "JUCTICE" on the door. Well don't worry guys, JUCTICE was served.

ArmyOfOne
ArmyOfOne

Shoulda had ICE out there rounding up those 40 aliens.

nadkram
nadkram

What a dumbass!!

Daddyo1974
Daddyo1974

My only question is, was it a good tight shot grouping?

TCSO7801
TCSO7801

Suicide by Cop case in all likelihood. Running at a LEO with a knife in your hand after multiple commands to drop it is sure way to not to go home.

tkshields
tkshields

hopefully we will be hearing about arrests made for vandalism, unlawful gathering, destruction of public property and threatening a public official plus what ever else they can be charged with

bryantrent
bryantrent

What a SOB good job LAPD

LEO0301
LEO0301

Even if the name of the city and state weren't mentioned in the story I would have guessed California. New York would have been my second guess.

MV1972
MV1972

Great Job!!! Protestors need to STFU and get jobs!

jarhead24
jarhead24

One for the good guys! Think of how many future crimes the officers prevented!

Stanracer
Stanracer

You charge at an officer with a knife.....you get shot. Lesson learned. Simple.👍

mousegun
mousegun

I love instant justice!

Maillady
Maillady

The only justice left undone here that I see is the justice that needs to be served on the destructive protesters! Lock them up and collect on the damages they caused to the Police Station plus a little more community time served is what is called for.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Sorry Snowflakes, but he GOT his Justice. He met Jesus in the Express Lane!

Wish505
Wish505

Take one of these knife welders and put them in the middle of that bunch of jerkoffs that protested.

Patriot63
Patriot63

Good Shot. The next time put the protester in front of the knife attacker without a gun see how that works out. 😂

Patriot63
Patriot63

When you have a weapon of any kind and charge Police Officers with guns drawn trying to talk you down and repeatedly warned you to stop you deserve to get the same results. To those protesters if you think that you are able to defend yourself with a mad man yielding a knife charging at you without a weapon you then volunteer to stand against the attacker next time. A knife yielding charging mad man 1st would knock you down. 2nd stab you multiple times till your dead. WOULD YOU CHOOSE HAVING A WEAPON TO DEFEND YOURSELF LIKE THE COP'S DID or WOULD YOU RATHER TAKE HIM ON WITHOUT A WEAPON THAT YOUR PROTESTING THAT SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED. 1st Choice your guaranteed to live another day. 2nd Choice your guaranteed to get stabbed at least once hopefully not fatal or possibly multiple times which most likely be fatal which means you don't live to see another day.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

F••king low IQ idiots!! Can't even spell "justice" correctly. How about you stop supporting the criminals and get f••king jobs you asshats!!

redpill
redpill

The apparently deaf and/or stupid knife wielder got his justice.

NEXT!

NonnaC
NonnaC

Justice was serviced!! That’s how we do it in America!!

BlueJDN
BlueJDN

No juctice, no peece?

pixiepup
pixiepup

Let them protest if they want! Quit bowing down to them. He should have been shot!

C6CorvetteDriver
C6CorvetteDriver

Suicide by cop, the percentages have increased over the years but will subside when law enforcement cannot be sued. Justified shooting, protesters don't have a leg to stand on. I hope there's video evidence of the protesters damaging the PD office. Identify the morons and arrest them too!

CRETE GARY
CRETE GARY

WHY was no one arrested when protesting and causing damage to the PD?They broke the law RIGHT?

fedupveteran
fedupveteran

Sorry protestors, these guys got it right and he got justice it's just you Calexico Mexifornians can't handle the truth.

sukisdad717
sukisdad717

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES.

Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp

That'll learn him. I bet he never tries that again.

Saints
Saints

What???? Justice was done!!...there move on

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

🤣🤣🤣 Happy Ending. The stupid taco DID get Justice. His brain apparently drowned when he slipped under water crossing the border.

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

Liberal ass YouTube removed the video. Figures.

People are stupid and that’s what happens when stupid people do stupid things. They get their stupid asses shot.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

Protesters attacked the PD for this? Fine, next time let the cops hand these angry citizens their guns and say; “Hey, this is a tough call, watcha gonna do? You got 1.2 seconds to make up your mind” F’ING GO!!