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LAPD Cancels Tactical Alert After Fatal OIS

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(credit: CBS)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) —  A suspected male gang member was shot and killed Thursday evening after he allegedly pointed a gun at Los Angeles Police Department officers during a brief foot pursuit.

An angry crowd formed after the shooting.

Justin Jaeger, reporting overhead in Sky 9, said at one point he counted “at least 89 patrol cars” on scene to try to restore order.

Police had declared a tactical alert about 5:15 p.m. It was canceled about an hour and a half later.

Los Angeles police spokesman Gregory Baek says officers were on patrol near the Imperial Courts housing projects Thursday when they encountered a group of possible gang members.

Baek says one suspect pointed a gun at officers as he started to run away and at least one officer opened fire.

Baek says the wounded suspect was taken to St. Francis Medical Center. The suspect was declared dead after arriving.

His name and age were not released.

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Police say they recovered a weapon from the scene.

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