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LAPD Fatally Shoot Rifle-Toting Bicyclist

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have shot and killed a bicyclist they said rode toward them with a rifle early Christmas morning.

KNX 1070’s Kim Marriner Reports

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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