LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have shot and killed a bicyclist they said rode toward them with a rifle early Christmas morning.
The Los Angeles Times says officers got a report of an assault involving a rifle and went to a Watts housing project at about 4 a.m. Saturday.
Police saw people inside an SUV nearby and as they went to deal with them, they saw a man riding toward them on a bicycle.
Police said he was holding a rifle and was shot when he ignored their commands.
The man, believed to be in his 20s, was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Police said they recovered an assault rifle at the scene.
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