HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Police shot and killed a burglary suspect in the Hollywood Hills Saturday afternoon, officials said.
CBS2’s Laurie Perez reported from the scene of the shooting, the 1800 block of Nichols Canyon.READ MORE: FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Emergency Use Authorization For Johnson & Johnson Booster
Authorities told Perez that a man came home about 2:15 p.m. and discovered a man robbing his condo. The homeowner confronted the suspect who fled.
The homeowner called 911 and police were dispatched.
Police spotted the suspect via helicopter. On the ground they encountered the suspect and an officer-involved shooting occurred around 3:35 p.m.
Authorities later told Perez they recovered a weapon at the scene, about a block from the victim’s home.
Officials theorized the suspect didn’t get far because he was attempting to hide in the hilly area.
Police did not identify the suspect but neighbors told Perez they knew the man, recognized him from the neighborhood and said he was homeless.
It was unclear how many officers fired at the suspect, how many shots were fired or if the suspect returned fire.
Some neighbors told Perez they heard between 6-10 shots with many saying they heard “at least five.”
The suspect was declared dead at the scene.READ MORE: Some Parent Groups Proposing Monday 'Sit-Outs' At Schools To Protest Against Vaccine Mandates
No officers were injured in the incident.
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