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Police Shoot And Kill Domestic Violence Suspect In El Sereno Area

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) —  Los Angeles police shot and killed a man early Saturday in the El Sereno area.

The fatal officer-involved shooting occurred about 12:45 a.m. in the 4800 block of Axtell Street, according to Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department.

“Officers were responding to a radio call of an assault with a deadly weapon,” Eisenman said. “When they arrived the suspect, a male Hispanic 30 to 35 years old, confronted them and an officer-involved shooting occurred.”

Eisenman said the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. A gun was recovered.

No officers were injured in the shooting, Eisenman said.

Reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, Ed Lawrence said police originally were responding to a domestic violence call.

A neighbor told Lawrence that the suspect had a restraining order against him and was not allowed to be in the area.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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