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Officers kill suspect in gun battle in Pacoima, police say

June 30, 2013|By Andrew Blankstein | This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
  • The purple marker shows the location of a fatal officer-involved shooting in Pacoima on Sunday. The red markers indicate 25 homicides within one mile of the location since 2007.
The purple marker shows the location of a fatal officer-involved shooting… (Los Angeles Times' Homicide…)

Los Angeles police shot and killed an armed suspect in Pacoima on Sunday after a brief gun battle, authorities said.

Officers responded to a call regarding an “active shooter” in the 12700 block of Van Nuys Boulevard just after noon, police said.

After they arrived at the scene, the officers got into a gun battle with the unidentified suspect, who was shot and killed, police said. The officers were not hurt.

No other details were immediately available about the incident.

[Updated at 2:40 p.m., June 30: Since 2007, 25 homicides have taken place within one mile of Sunday's fatal shooting, according to data collected by The Times' Homicide Report.

In that same period, law enforcement officials in L.A. County have shot and killed more than 250 people, according to coroner's reports.]

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andrew.blankstein@latimes.com

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