Los Angeles Times

Police say man ‘charged’ at cops, was slain

- By Felicia Alvarez

Ontario police fatally shot a man they say brandished a knife at them at a gas station near the Ontario Mills outlet mall.

Officers arrived about 10:45 p.m. Thursday at a Mobil gas station in the 4300 block of Ontario Mills Parkway after receiving calls about a man threatenin­g customers with a knife and demanding money, Ontario Police Officer Eliseo Guerrero said.

When police arrived and made contact with the man, he “charged” at them with a knife in his hand, Guerrero said.

Police opened fire, striking the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

No customers or officers were injured in the shooting, officials said.

A string of convenienc­e stores were robbed last week, and police say this incident is not related to those crimes.

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