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Police kill man who made threats

October 18, 2009|Ruben Vives

Police shot and killed a man early Saturday in the 3100 block of Midvail Avenue at Queensland Street after he allegedly pointed a weapon at officers, said LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman.

Officers had gone to the home after the man called police and said he had killed his girlfriend and was going to kill himself, Eisenman said. The man had gone in and out of the home with his weapon in his hand multiple times, Eisenman said, before officers fired at him about 3 a.m. after he allegedly pointed the gun at them.

The man's girlfriend, who was in the home during the standoff and was not injured, told police the man, a construction worker, was distraught over being unemployed. A handgun was recovered from the scene.

-- Ruben Vives

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Saturday, October 24, 2009 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 National Desk 1 inches; 25 words Type of Material: Correction
Palms shooting: A news brief in Sunday's Section A on the fatal shooting of a man by police in Palms misspelled Midvale Avenue as Midvail.

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