Police fatally shoot suspect in South L.A.; handgun recovered at scene


A person suspected of carrying a handgun was fatally shot by police in South Los Angeles on Sunday after he led officers on a foot pursuit.

The shooting occurred about 8:25 p.m. near 60th Place and Western Avenue, according to Lt. Chris Ramirez, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Uniformed officers from the LAPD Metro Division observed a male who had his hands near his waistband and was believed to be carrying a weapon, Ramirez said.


When officers approached, he fled and ran through an apartment building before turning north on Western Avenue toward 60th Street, he said.

At that point, at least one officer opened fire, striking the person, Ramirez said. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His identity and age were not released pending notification of his family.

It’s unclear what immediately led to the shooting. Ramirez said a handgun was recovered at the scene.

No officers were injured in the incident, and the officers involved were not equipped with body-worn cameras.

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