Van Nuys Teen Killed by LAPD ID'd

Coroner's officials identifiy the man as 18-year-old Jeovany Mendoza.

The knife-wielding man fatally shot by Los Angeles police in Van Nuys was identified Sunday.

Coroner's officials identified the man as 18-year-old Jeovany Mendoza of Van Nuys.

Police were sent to an address near Saticoy Street and Tobias Avenue about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in response to a 911 call about an assault, a lieutenant at the Van Nuys station said.

Arriving officers found a man holding a knife to a woman's throat and eventually shot him, according to reports from the scene.

The woman may have suffered cuts to her hands and throat, but was expected to make a full recovery, authorities said.

KCAL9 obtained cell phone video of the shooting.

T December 05, 2012 at 09:30 AM


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