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Los Angeles police fatally shoot armed suspect in Boyle Heights

Los Angeles police fatally shoot armed suspect in Boyle Heights

Los Angeles police fatally shot a suspect in Boyle Heights early Saturday, forcing the temporary closure of a Metro Gold Line station, authorities said.

Officers were on patrol near 1st and Soto streets around midnight when they heard gunshots, according to a statement from LAPD.

The officers drove toward the sound of gunfire and encountered a suspect, according to the news release. The shooting occurred when they tried to stop the suspect.

The suspect, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A gun was recovered at the scene, authorities said.

No other details were available about the shooting, which remains under...

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