Police shoot and kill an armed man in South L.A.

LAPD officers investigate a shooting that left one man dead in South Los Angeles the morning of April 22.

A man armed with a gun was shot and killed by officers responding to reports of a family dispute in South Los Angeles early Monday, police said.

Officers received a report at 6:40 a.m. of shots being fired during a family dispute. They were on their way to the 16700 block of South Denver Avenue when they received a call that the gunman in that dispute was spotted at Figueroa Street and Gardena Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

When they arrived, authorities encountered an armed man, and a shooting occurred, police said. Details about what prompted the shooting were not immediately available, though police said the man opened fire at officers.

A bullet struck the side of an LAPD patrol car, but no officers were injured in the shooting, police said.


The man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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