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Man shot by police in downtown L.A. in critical condition

A man was in critical but stable condition after he was shot in a confrontation with officers in a downtown Los Angeles parking garage, police said Monday night.

No officers were injured in the shooting at the building in the 600 block of South Grand Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Officer Sara Faden said earlier Monday that initial reports from the scene stated that the man was armed with a gun. On Monday night, she said it was unclear whether the suspect had a weapon.

"I can't tell that he had a gun or not," Faden said, adding that investigators were at the scene trying to piece together what happened.

The suspect was shot, she said, after he "failed to cooperate with officers' commands."  

Around 4:30 p.m., officers received a radio call of an assault with a deadly weapon. When officers arrived, witnesses directed them to the suspect in the underground garage, police said.

The suspect was being treated at a hospital. His name and age were not released.

[Updated at 6:57 a.m. PDT, April 22: Police recovered a weapon at the scene, but a spokeswoman Tuesday declined to say what it was.]

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