HARBOR-GATEWAY (CBSLA) – Los Angeles police shot and killed an armed man in the Harbor-Gateway area Monday morning after responding to a family dispute.
At around 6:40 a.m., officers were called to a residence in the 16700 block of Denver Avenue on a report of a man who had possibly fired gunshots, police said.
As officers were responding, they learned that the armed suspect had moved to the intersection of Figueroa Street and Gardena Boulevard.
When they arrived, an officer-involved shooting occurred and the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were hurt.
Investigators believe the suspect opened fire on the officers, police said, but that has not been confirmed. It is unclear how many officers fired on the man or what circumstances lead up to the shooting.
A bullet hole was found in the front passenger door of an LAPD patrol car and a gun was recovered at the scene. The suspect’s name was not released.
“This is the second time in 48 hours we’ve had officers fired upon,” Det. Meghan Aguilar told CBS2. “This is very unusual for us, but our officers are out here and they do understand the dangers of the job. They’re able to still maintain a professional demeanor. Unfortunately, this morning started as a violent encounter.”
On Saturday night, an LAPD officer was shot during a foot pursuit in South L.A. He had to undergo surgery. At last report Monday, he was in critical but stable condition.
Meanwhile, detectives will examine bodycam video as part of their investigation into Monday’s shooting, police said.