LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Police Department supervisor who fatally shot an unarmed man near the border of Los Angeles and Culver City mistook a bicycle part in his hand for a firearm, the department said Friday.

The Los Angeles Police Department released this image of a bike part that a supervisor mistook for a firearm before he fatally shot the man. (Credit: LAPD)

The fatal shooting happened at about 12:54 p.m. in the area of Sepulveda and Venice boulevards after a field supervisor assigned to the Pacific Patrol Division responded to a call of a “man with a gun.”

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After the supervisor, identified as Sgt. Colin Langsdale, saw the man on the sidewalk, he stopped his car, got out and observed the suspect pointing the bike — that he believed to be a gun — at him. Langsdale then fired his service weapon, striking the man, and the man fell to the ground.

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The man was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

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The fatal shooting is still under investigation by the LAPD’s Force Investigation Division.