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LAPD Kills Man, 66, In Officer-Involved Shooting

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Los Angeles police announced Saturday that they shot and killed a 66-year-old man in the Jefferson Park area.

Police were dispatched to the 2600 block of Manhattan Place around 9:30 a.m.

Fire officials reported a man with a knife was making threats, said Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department.

“The officers entered the location, and the officer-involved shooting occurred,” Herrera said.

The man, identified only as a 66-year-old Latino, was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries, Herrera said.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

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