LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department shot and injured a man Thursday in a downtown alley.
According to police, officers initially responded to reports of a man with a gun in the area at about 4:40 p.m.. When they located the allegedly armed man in the alley near the intersection of 6th and Olive streets, officers called for backup.READ MORE: Witnesses Describe Chaotic Scene As Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Unfolds Near U.S. Open Of Surfing
According to police, the man, described as a male Hispanic in his 30s, “produced an article that resembled a handgun,” at which point officers opened fire, striking him.
The suspect produced an article that resembled a handgun, at which time an Officer-Involved Shooting occurred. The suspect was struck by gunfire and transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were injured during the incident.READ MORE: Funeral Service To Be Held In Covina Hills For Lance Cpl. Dylan Merola Who Was Killed In Afghanistan
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The man was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.MORE NEWS: Mother, 2-Year-Old Son Fall To Their Deaths At Petco Park In San Diego
No officers were injured.