LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Los Angeles police say they have shot a man during some sort of altercation just south of downtown.

The officer-involved shooting near Jefferson Boulevard and Paloma Street occurred about 8:10 a.m. Friday, Los Angeles police Lt. Patricia Milewski said.

The man, identified only as being 28, was taken to County-USC Medical Center where he later died during surgery. His name was not immediately released.

Although details leading up to the shooting remain unclear, police said the man was detained during a routine pedestrian stop.

“Somewhere, he pulled out a weapon. And one of the officers, fearing for his life, fired three rounds, hitting the suspect twice,” said Los Angeles police Sgt. Manny Ramirez of the Newton station.

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Comments (8)
  1. The Big Logic says:

    Had to be another one of those rogue, illegal Slobovians. What other ethnicity would be dumb, and aggessive enough to do such a stupid thing. One less!!

  2. RJ OGuillory says:

    I love the vague,…”somewhere the individual pulled a gun”,…..and “fearing for his life”,….my god, you can almost hear the copy machine churning out the “narrative” already,… out of no-where or “somewhere” the gun appeared,…

    ..how sad…welcome to the slippery-slope of Amerika…


    RJ O’Guillory
    Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family

  3. RJ OGuillory says:

    Dude,….who are you angry at,…? Perhaps we could suggest a therapist….in your area?


    RJ O’Guillory
    Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family

  4. groapair's daddy says:

    Trying to change you puS$y dumbf**k screen. Your poser chickensh!t PuS$y dumbf**k can’t hide. The only thing you hide is a chorizo up your aS$.

  5. RJ OGuillory says:

    Wow,….are you off your medications? Or, are you some hired creep trying to protect the honor and valor of the LAPD (ha,ha, he,he!)…..I’m sorry, that was too funny,….anyway,…I’ve got to remove my Chorizo from up my butt,…I have people like you coming over for breakfast,…and I’ll need something to serve,..won’t I..?


    RJ O’Guillory
    Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family

  6. leslie says:

    this didnt even happen in the AM! all this happened P.M.!

  7. RJ OGuillory says:

    …good luck with that therapy,…perhaps you can discover the root of your issues,..



    RJ O’Guillory
    Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane family

  8. Justice says:

    maybe you should see all the police that judge quick on appearance and shoot. all your comment are plain rude and no respect for the person that died and seeing what big affect it had on the family members! from what i heard he had no gun. so tell me IS this a complete Racist act that the police Did. Do they even think about a life be taken away with one shot. and don’t start “oh he had a something” Please they had other options than to shoot. now is the police going to pay for his funeral? and if they so call had a gun where is the evidence of that? to serve and protect police? really?

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