Officer involved shooting

The map shows the approximate location of an officer involved shooting, as well as 42 homicides in the Hawthorne area since January 2007. (Los Angeles Times Homicide Report / November 13, 2013)

A man died Wednesday afternoon in a shooting involving officers with the Hawthorne Police Department, authorities said.

The shooting occurred at 12:31 p.m. in the 13900 block of South Cerise Avenue, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which responded to the incident.

INTERACTIVE: L.A. Times Homicide Report 

The man who was killed, identified by authorities as a suspect, was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

A spokesman for the Hawthorne Police Department said officers at the scene were not harmed.

It was unknown what caused the shooting, officials said. The Sheriff's Department is investigating.

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