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Isaac Lee Ricks, a 68-year-old black man, was fatally shot by Los Angeles police Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the 600 block of Wall Street downtown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 6:50 p.m., LAPD officers responded to a call of a screaming woman in the area. Officers arrived and heard a woman screaming that she was being stabbed and needed help, according to a news release from the LAPD.
Officers forced their way into an apartment and saw Ricks allegedly stabbing the woman. An officer opened fire, wounding Ricks.
Ricks was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:59 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
A knife was recovered at the scene. The woman was taken to a hospital and was expected to survive.
On Dec. 29, the LAPD identified the officer involved as Juan Lopez of the Central Division .