Police shoot man during confrontation in Watts, authorities said


Los Angeles police shot and wounded a man early Friday following a confrontation in Watts, authorities said.

Police confirmed that officers fired guns at East 103rd Street and Lou Dillon Avenue around 6:40 a.m. An LAPD spokesperson said officers fired after a man “produced a gun” in an alley.

The unidentified man was shot in the leg after he allegedly waved a gun, according to a report on a police scanner. Officers called for an ambulance and backup after the shooting by the police.


The man was taken to a hospital where he is in critical condition, according to the LAPD.

A gun was recovered at the scene. No officers were injured.

The shooting remains under investigation.