A 24-year-old man was shot to death by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy responding to a knife fight last night that sent three others to the hospital. The incident occurred at around 9:30 p.m in an apartment at the Palm Villas apartment building at 939 Palm Ave. in West Hollywood. The name of the dead man hasn’t been released.
The Sheriff’s Department said that as deputies approached the apartment two men were exiting it and were aggressive with the deputies. One of them was shot and killed. Inside the apartment, the deputies discovered two men fighting, with one choking the other. A large knife was found nearby and apparently someone had been stabbed.
The gunfire and police cars startled nearby residents, who only two weeks ago had been stunned by the stabbing death in the same building of Kurland Ma, 34, a doctor who had recently move to West Hollywood. His boyfriend, Andres Davids, 36, was charged with his murder. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail..
The 44-unit apartment building is located between Cynthia and Harratt streets, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard.