LOS FELIZ (CBSLA.com) — Police say no gun was recovered from the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Los Feliz that left a man critically injured Friday.
Officers responded to Los Feliz Boulevard and Tica Drive following an officer-needs-help call in the area around 6:30 p.m.READ MORE: 40 Cows Escape Meatpacking Plant In Pico Rivera; 1 Killed By Deputies After Charging Family
According to a LAPD spokesperson, the call occurred after an officer stopped a man in his early 30s whose arm was allegedly wrapped in a towel.
The man told the officer he needed help and as he got closer, the officer believed the man was holding a gun, the spokesperson said.
The shooting occurred after the officer got out of his vehicle and ordered the man to “drop the gun,” according to the spokesperson.READ MORE: Britney Spears Compares Conservatorship To "Slavery," "Sex Trafficking," Asks Judge To Free Her During Hearing
Police, however, said nothing was discovered in the towel and no gun was recovered from the scene.
The man was taken to a hospital, where he remained in critical condition. His identity has not been released.
No officers were injured in the shooting.MORE NEWS: High-Speed Pursuit Of Suspected Stolen Vehicle Ends On 101 Freeway In Camarillo With Driver In Custody
An investigation is ongoing.