Man carrying pellet gun is fatally shot by Los Angeles police in Lincoln Heights

A map of northeast Los Angeles shows where police fatally shot a man in Lincoln Heights

A man carrying a pellet gun was shot and killed by Los Angeles police in Lincoln Heights on Wednesday morning, authorities said.

An officer was investigating a crash around 11 a.m. near Broadway and Avenue 18 when a passerby came up and told him that a man with a gun was down the street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

After the officer requested backup, units from the Hollenbeck station responded and approached the man near Broadway and Avenue 19, police said.


Initial police reports stated the man took out a handgun and pointed it at officers, prompting at least one officer to shoot.

Authorities have identified the man killed by Los Angeles police during a chase near Cal State L.A., as his family continued to press for answers.

July 26, 2022

“Further investigation revealed the hand gun was a pellet gun resembling a firearm,” the LAPD said in a tweet shortly before 6:30 p.m.

Paramedics took the man to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Police did not say how many officers opened fire, and further information about the shooting wasn’t available Wednesday.

It was the 23rd shooting by the LAPD this year and the 10th fatal one. Six shootings, more than a quarter of this year’s total, have occurred this month.