HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – Police say a man involved in a confrontation in the locker room of a 24 Hour Fitness gym in Hollywood was killed Monday in an officer-involved shooting.
An officer suffered minor injuries in the altercation, police said.
The shooting took place about 9 a.m. in the 6300 block of Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles police Officer Greg Kraft said.
Officers were initially called out for a battery suspect. At some point, at least one officer opened fire on a suspect inside the locker room of the 24 Hour Fitness, police told CBS2.
“We received a battery call involving a gym employee and a customer,” Kraft said. “Officers responded and a confrontation occurred between a man in his 30s and the officers, At some point, the suspect gained control of the officer’s Taser and the OIS ensued.”
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene and the officer was taken to a hospital for treatment of what were described as minor injuries, Kraft said.
The shopping center remained open to customers, although Ivar Avenue, which runs perpendicular to Sunset Boulevard, was shut down. It was unclear if the 24 Hour Fitness itself was closed.
The suspect’s name was withheld pending notification of his family.
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