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Jesse Moore, 56
Los Angeles, California
July 31, 2008

Agencies: Los Angeles Police Department California LAPD

Last updated: 11 months ago

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Police claim they shot Moore because he had a knife

Jesse Moore, 56, a black man, was shot and killed by police officers at Central Avenue and Wilde Street about 10:20 p.m. in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, July 31.

Below, the Los Angeles Police Department's press statement regarding the shooting: "Suspect being investigated for a narcotics violation attacked officers with a knife."

On Thursday, July 31, 2008, uniformed officers assigned to Central Bureau Safer City Detail were patrolling in the area of Central Avenue and Wilde Street. At about 10:20 p.m., the officers saw a narcotics suspect that had concealed himself in a tent on the sidewalk. As the officers approached the suspect to conduct their interview, the suspect lunged at one of the officers with a knife. Officers Brian Indreland and Thomas Denton fired their handguns at the suspect.