By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A man who was assaulting a woman was shot and killed by Los Angeles police near Exposition Park in South L.A. late Wednesday night.

Jan. 27, 2021. (CBSLA)

The shooting occurred at around 10:30 p.m. in the area of 40th Place and Vermont Avenue.

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According to the LAPD, officers were dispatched to a call about a man armed with a knife who was assaulting his girlfriend.

They arrived on scene to find the suspect assaulting a woman inside a car, police said.

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At some point, officers opened fire on the suspect, who died at the scene. He was not identified.

The woman received treatment for facial injuries.

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It’s unclear if the suspect was armed with a knife or gun. There was no word on the exact circumstances which prompted officers to open fire on him.