Man barricaded in South L.A. police SWAT standoff is shot dead

A man wanted for a robbery at a nearby LA Fitness is dead after barricading himself in a home in South Los Angeles on Tuesday and being shot by police SWAT officers who went inside.

The shooting occurred about 8:30 a.m., when police went to the home to investigate a robbery at a gym hours earlier, but the man police were looking for approached the front door with a gun, said LAPD Sgt. Albert Gonzalez.

The man barricaded himself inside the home off West 62nd Street and South Vermont Avenue and may have been holding hostages before the shooting, NBC4 reported.

SWAT officers who responded to the scene eventually killed the man, who was not immediately identified.

No officers were hurt in the incident, Gonzalez said.

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