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LAPD says man fatally shot after approaching officers with gun

July 17, 2013|By Emily Alpert
  • LAPD officers investigate an officer-involved shooting on Pico Boulevard just east of Bonnie Brae Street.
LAPD officers investigate an officer-involved shooting on Pico Boulevard… (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles…)

A man was fatally shot by Los Angeles police on Tuesday night after he approached officers with a gun, a police spokesperson said.

Plainclothes officers were driving down the 1700 block of Pico Boulevard about 9 p.m. when they were approached by a man with a gun, public information officer Rosario Herrera said.

The man was shot and died at the scene. No officers were injured.

After the shooting, police saw “multiple suspects” running into a church storefront, Herrera said. Police were removing people systematically from the building Tuesday night to search it.

There was no information immediately available on the number of shots fired or how many police officers were involved in the incident.

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emily.alpert@latimes.com

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