Huntington Park, California
January 26, 2023
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: 8 months ago
Officers fired roughly 10 rounds at Anthony Lowe Jr., a 36-year-old father of two whose family said he lost his legs in another encounter with police in Texas.
In a Jan. 30 statement, the Huntington Park Police Department said its officers were responding to a stabbing on the afternoon of Jan. 26.
The stabbing victim described his attacker as a man in a wheelchair. The attacker allegedly “dismounted the wheelchair, ran to the victim without provocation, and stabbed him in the side of the chest” with a “12-inch butcher knife,” before fleeing the scene in the wheelchair.
In the search for the assailant, they located the alleged suspect, later identified as Lowe, a few blocks away, holding a knife. Huntington police said its officers attempted to detain the man, but authorities said he ignored verbal orders and “threatened to advance or throw the knife at the officers.” They also said they tasered the suspect twice.
“The suspect continued to threaten officers with the butcher knife, resulting in an officer-involved shooting,” the statement read.
The L.A. Sheriff’s Department said on Friday the suspect was shot in the “upper torso,” and “was treated on scene by Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics and pronounced dead.”