Police fatally shoot man while responding to report of armed person in Palms

Los Angeles police opened fire near Sepulveda and Venice boulevards Saturday afternoon
Los Angeles police opened fire while responding to a report of a man with a gun in Palms on Saturday afternoon.
(Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles police shot and killed a man in Palms on Saturday afternoon while responding to a report of a person with a gun.

Police received a radio call at 12:40 p.m. saying that an armed person was on Venice Boulevard between Sepulveda Boulevard and the 405 Freeway, said Officer Drake Madison, an LAPD spokesman. The man was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he was declared dead.

The man was described as Latino, age unknown, Madison said. He was struck at least once by gunfire.

Venice Boulevard was closed between Sepulveda Boulevard and Globe Avenue while the LAPD’s Force Investigation Division investigated the shooting.