An 18-year-old California farm worker was shot in his back by a police officer in a standoff that ended in a police shooting, authorities said.
“The suspect was shot and killed by a responding police officer after he had reached into his waistband and attempted to get away,” according to a news release.
“Police officers returned fire and the suspect was fatally shot.”
“The incident was investigated and no further information is available at this time,” the police statement said.
It added: “Our officers responded to the scene and determined that there was a confrontation and an altercation ensued.”
An officer was injured during the incident, and his injuries were not considered life-threatening, police said.
The shooting was not being treated as a murder investigation.
The California Highway Patrol released a statement late Wednesday saying it is investigating the incident.
The Highway Patrol was working with other law enforcement agencies to gather more information.
“Our priority remains to locate and safely arrest the suspect,” the statement said, “as soon as possible.”
Officials did not release a suspect description.
The Los Angeles Police Department released a video Wednesday night that it said captured the shooting.
The footage showed the shooting from an officer’s perspective.
The video shows a man, who appears to be 18 years old, walking towards the police vehicle, and the man in the video turns and fires several shots at the police officer.
Police said the man’s injuries were considered non-life threatening.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday it would be reviewing the footage and asked anyone with information to call them.
“We have been working closely with law enforcement to determine exactly what occurred, and we are conducting a thorough review of the incident,” a spokesperson for District Attorney Jackie Lacey said.