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Los Angeles Police Shoot, Kill Mentally Ill Man During Struggle

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(credit: AP)

(credit: AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have shot and killed a mentally ill man during a struggle on a South Los Angeles street.

Officer Norma Eisenman says officers were called shortly after 8 p.m. Monday and found a 48-year-old man with bipolar disorder yelling at family members.

Eisenman says the man refused police orders and became violent. She says officers fired non-lethal bean bag rounds but couldn’t subdue the man, who was 5-foot-11 and weighed 240 pounds.

Eisenman says the man then attacked officers and was shot when he tried to take an officer’s gun.

His name wasn’t released.

No officers were hurt.

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