Updated 1 a.m. Wednesday with D.A. investigation an number of OIS in Long Beach:
Police officers fatally shot a man after he allegedly tried to attack them with a knife Tuesday afternoon at a Long Beach home, the Long Beach Police Department said.
The deceased may be 19 but his name and age were not immediately released by the Long Beach Police Department.
Officers arriving to the house in the 1900 block of East Hardwick Street near Cherry Avenue had been alerted by a female relative in the home that the male had a knife and was yelling that he wanted police to kill him.
Details were trickling in still but the basics involved the police department receiving a call at 1:45 p.m. from a woman at the home, who reported that a male had a weapon.
"The officers were met at the door by the unidentified suspect, who attacked them with a knife," police department spokeswoman Nancy Pratt said. ``That's when an OIS occurred,'' she said. OIS means officer involved shooting, which in police parlance means officers shot someone.
Pratt said police did CPR until paramedics arrived, but the man wounded by officers died at the scene. Pratt said she did not know the person's age, but one unofficial report indicated he was 19. ``We are still interviewing witnesses,'' Pratt said about 6:15 p.m. Additional knives were found at the scene, she said.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office was investigating the incident, as is standard in officer-involved shootings, Pratt said. It was the sixth officer-involved shooting for the Long Beach Police Department since late December. One of those involved an officer shooting a dog.
--Nancy Wride and City News Service contributed to this report.