Los Angeles Police Fatally Shoot Armed Suspect; Gun Recovered
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say officers fatally shot an armed suspect after he led them on a foot chase in South LA.
Lt. Chris Ramirez says the shooting happened Sunday night near an apartment complex.
Ramirez says officers observed a male who had his hands near his waistband and was believed to be carrying a weapon.
When officers approached, the man fled and ran through an apartment building, before sprinting north on Western Avenue.
Ramirez says at that point, at least one officer opened fire, striking the man. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
It’s unclear what immediately led to the shooting. Ramirez says a handgun was recovered at the scene.
The Los Angeles Times reports the officers involved were not equipped with body-worn cameras.