VIDEO: Suspect With Machete Gets Taken Out Just As He's About To Murder Officer

A suspect wielding a machete was fatally shot by police as he was about to bring his knife down on an officer.

Los Angeles, CA – A man armed with a machete was fatally shot by police on Monday as he raised his blade in the air to attack a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer (video below).

The incident occurred at about 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 25 after a man wielding a machete had just robbed an auto parts store in Hollywood, the Los Angeles Times reported.

"He walks in and goes over to the batteries and he grabs one, then he walks over to the door and he slams it on the ground and pulls out the machete and he threatens and swings it at us," AutoZone employee Juan Chaidez told KTLA. "Then he grabbed the battery and runs away."

Police said the man went from the robbery to a nearby Chick-fil-A restaurant on Sunset Boulevard and carjacked a drive-thru customer in a Lexus, according to the Los Angeles Times.

"As he's running with the machete, he's pretty much got the cops chasing down," witness Clinton Gunnels described the scene to KTLA.

"They kind of gave him a second to surrender, but he high-jacked a car and then the driver hops out of the car, and that's when he hopped over to the driver's seat and that's when he drove off,” Gunnels said.

The carjacking was captured on cell phone video by a witness and showed a man with a long blade forcing himself into a vehicle in the drive-thru lane through the passenger-side door.

The video showed that officers surrounded the black Lexus, which was pulled up at the drive-thru window.

Then all of a sudden, the suspect hit the gas and tried to flee, but the video showed he slammed into two different police vehicles before he got stuck between two police SUVs.

The suspect jumped out of the Lexus and took off running with his machete in his hand and police pursued him.

Another cell phone video captured footage of the machete-wielding man running across the street through traffic with a police officer hot on his heels.

Then the suspect suddenly stopped short and doubled back toward the police officer and started chasing him.

The video showed the officer raised his weapon at the man charging at him and fired, but that didn’t stop the suspect, who was raising his arm above his head with the long knife to attack the officer.

The officer turned and fled from the suspect, running into the street to get away, the video showed.

But then the officer tripped and fell to the pavement and a split-second later, the suspect was looming above him with the machete.

That’s when the video showed other officers opened fire on the suspect before he could bring the machete down on the officer.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and found three people with injuries, including the officer who fell in the street, according to the Los Angeles Times.

He was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries to his arm and knee.

His machete-wielding attacker was taken to the hospital and died, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Traffic was shut down on Sunset Boulevard for the rest of the day while police investigated the complicated incident involving multiple crime scenes.

Police said the officer-involved shooting remains under investigation.

You can see the shooting in the video below. WANRING - Graphic Content:

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shooter
shooter

Justified shooting...

Nothing to see here...

Move along.

Choirboyz
Choirboyz

Take note Burlington VT police chief 🤦‍♂️

BlueMooseCode4
BlueMooseCode4

How come the video stops at the best part?

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

I love when the police save tax payers money

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

I wonder whether better machete control laws, at the federal level, could have prevented this tragedy.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Glad the guy only had a machete. Otherwise there would be one or more police officers dead. Including the guy who tripped. When he tripped, he might have been thinking: "Wow, this sucks that I tripped right when we were trying to kill this guy. Now he is all mad at me! My life might be over quite soon, but, because he has a knife, rather than a gun, then maybe, just maybe, I will make it unscathed thru this difficult jam up! I promise to the one, or more, deity(ies) that I hold dear: if You get me through this alive then I will speak tirelessly in favor of gun control law at the federal level. On the other hand, if you don't get me thru this alive, then I will soon be joining You in Heaven! Your will be done. Amen."

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

One more crazy POS off the face of the earth and one more officer gets to go home to his Family. Sad part is, the cut it just when it was getting GOOD. Would LOVE to se that low life get, GOT and hit the ground Squirting Blood.

Gladiuz
Gladiuz

If this happened in Australia the Police would be going to goal. I shit you not. Have a look at Bullshit. Keep in mind that both Officer where both stabbed. https://7news.com.au/news/crime/nt-policeman-charged-with-murder-c-555353

DNW
DNW

Wonder why the first officer missed, (if he did), at such close range?... Thankful he had backup.

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

From RedState:

During a post-incident press briefing, an LAPD spokesperson said that officers “initially used ‘less lethal’ force” before shooting Gabriel. When a man is running roughshod in a populated area, having already committed two violent crimes, why is there a delay in stopping the threat? Because California, that’s why. A new law placing additional restrictions on when officers can use deadly force to stop a threat goes into effect January 1, 2020, but most departments have already held trainings for their officers on the new decision matrix they must navigate while confronting armed and dangerous subjects.

GoPoliceGo
GoPoliceGo

Good heavens. Madman running amok with a machete. Get out the rifle and end it.

I'm just a citizen, not a LEO. I'm very concerned that officers are now obliged to try all kinds of less lethal nonsense and risk getting themselves killed. The citizens remain at risk too, as this incident shows.

Also, let's assume the officer's shot hit the perp. Anyone think 9 mm is maybe a politically correct caliber?

flippant
flippant

What ? No riots.

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

For my law enforcement friends, it is a good time to revisit the Peter Soulis story, LawOfficer, December 10, 2008. Soulis was checking a suspicious vehicle and a routine task went bad. Officer Soulis and Tim Palmer, suspect, exchanged gunfire. Soulis took four hits but managed to place 22 hits into Palmer using his .40-caliber Glock. Palmer took 17 hits center mass and lived for more than four minutes after the last shot was fired. His autopsy revealed nothing more than a small amount of alcohol in his bloodstream. Although Soulis could not have known it, Palmer was wanted for murder in a neighboring state. I have reason to believe this story is absolutely true. Don't rely on the political BS of administrators wanting you to talk the suspect down and stay outside the 0-5 feet "Deadliest Distance" or the old "Speed Rock" training. Learn to react - and go home to your family tonight.

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Don’t bring a machete to a gun fight.

Wish505
Wish505

Good shoot.

speevo
speevo

Bullshit, THE OFFICER(S) INVOLVED IN THE SHOOTING REMAIN UNDER INVESTIGATION, Bullshit. This video should be sound dubbed with "....and another one's down...and another one's down,,,and another one bites the dust". Society just became so much better.

WebHead
WebHead

The second that piece of garbage started to run towards the officer he should have been turned into confetti.

MichaelD1943
MichaelD1943

Leaders within the Prosecutors Office are to blame, there is no reason a case of an armed subject while engaged in shooting at an officer is a grand jury indictment justified.

redpill
redpill

Commie-fornia has a new law going into effect Jan 1, 2020. Police officers will now have to have their hands zip-tied behind their backs before going out on duty, and they can no longer carry a service weapon. Oh, and they need to be blind-folded.

DR226
DR226

Well done LAPD, saved the community and your comrade from this lunatic.

CivilianMark
CivilianMark

How much will the wrongful death lawsuit be for? How much will LAPD give away in taxpayer money to settle?

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Liberalism is a mental disorder

So they changed the rules of engagement under POS OBAMA and ISIS ,the JV Team, flourished

Bring back common sense under Trump and ISIS is defeated

Now the insanity is playing out here change the rules of engagement and put everyone at risk!!

INSANITY plain and simple

You get what you vote for people!!

Raymelson
Raymelson

Ok another idoit bites the dust an I think the officer's waited to long to put him down

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Good shoot, glad no officers were seriously hurt.

"Police said the man went from the robbery to a nearby Chick-fil-A restaurant on Sunset Boulevard and carjacked a drive-thru customer in a Lexus, according to the Los Angeles Times."

A note to all carjackers, I always keep my windows up and doors locked, so if you run up on me with a machete I'll have no second thoughts about running you over like a speed bump.