Man fatally shot at Alhambra Police Department identified

ALHAMBRA — Coroner’s officials Saturday released the identity of a man shot to death by Alhambra police in the lobby of the police station after allegedly brandishing a large kitchen knife.
Tony Nim, 35, of Alhambra died at the scene of Friday’s officer-involved shooting, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Investigator Kristy McCracken said.
Nim showed up in the lobby of the Alhambra Police Department, 211 S. First St., shortly before the fatal shooting, which took place about 7:30 a.m., Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.
He was clutching a large backpack and appeared incoherent, Lt. Dave Coleman of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said. Five officers tried to speak to him in several languages, however he would not respond to them.
Nim then pulled a large kitchen knife, which Coleman described as a foot long or larger, from his backpack. Three officers opened fire, fatally wounding Nim.
The names of the involved officers were not released Saturday.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau are handling the investigation, and anyone with information was asked to contact the bureau at 323-890-5500.

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