Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Alhambra identified

Updated 05.20.13:

The man shot and killed Friday morning after brandishing a knife at the Alhambra Police Department has been identified as Tony Nim, 35, of Alhambra. The names of the involved officers have not been released, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports.

Nim had psychological issues according to his family, World Journal(世界日报) reports. Nim's family asked for the tape of the incident, according to the Chinese publication, but police were unable to provide the tape due to the incident still being under investigation.

L.A. County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau is investigating the case and asks anyone with information to call (323) 890-5500.

Updated 5.17.13 at 12:09 p.m.:

The suspect killed in Friday morning's officer-involved shooting threatened police officers with a carving knife, according to Lt. Dave Coleman from L.A. County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau. The Asian male, ages 25-30, entered the police department lobby. An officer approached the suspect, but he was unresponsive. The police officer was joined by colleagues who attempted to speak to the suspect in multiple languages. A few minutes later the suspect brandished the knife, and officers shot the man multiple times.

The shooting is still under investigation and no names have been provided for the officers involved in the shooting or the male suspect. A motive is still unclear.

The Alhambra Police Department lobby will be closed for at least eight more hours for further investigation. 

Updated 5.17.13 at 10:05 a.m.:

Alhambra Police shot and killed a male suspect in an officer-involved shooting in the lobby of the Alhambra Police Department, multiple news sources, such as NBC Los Angeles, KPCC, and L.A. Times, are reporting. 

Alhambra police fired their guns about 7:30 a.m., L.A. County Sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker told the Times. 

Officials are still gathering information as to the cause of the shooting, but sources tell the Times that the suspect was armed with a weapon and threatened officers before the shooting.

Originally published 05.17.13 at 9:35 a.m.

L.A. County Sheriff's Department deputies said Friday morning that they are assisting Alhambra Police Department officials due to an officer-involved shooting. The LASD released the following information at 9:20 am:

Sheriff's Homicide Detectives are en route to the Alhambra Police Department, 211 South First Street, Alhambra, to assist Alhambra Police Department personnel investigate the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting.No officers were injured.A suspect has been wounded.

3 thoughts on “Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Alhambra identified”

  1. Case of SBC, suicide by cop. Nothing really new, just hasn’t happened in a while around here.

  2. Officers only shot “multiple” times huh?

    1. Obvious suicide by police officers. Only someone wanting to die would pull a knife out, and threaten officers in a police station. He was granted his wish.

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