Police shoot, kill assault suspect in Hollywood tourist area

A famous Hollywood intersection became the scene of an officer-involved shooting Friday evening when police shot and killed a man suspected of assault with a deadly weapon, authorities reported.

Police said the shooting occurred at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue about 7 p.m. after LAPD’s Hollywood Division received a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.

The suspect, who was taken to the hospital in critical condition, had a weapon, authorities said. He was armed with a knife, police said. 

No officers were injured in the incident. No other details were available.


The shooting closed down the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, one of the busiest tourist spots in Hollywood. 

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