Man Shot, Killed by LAPD Officers in Wilmington

WILMINGTON (CNS) – An armed man was shot and killed by Los Angeles police in Wilmington Tuesday, authorities said.

Officers were sent to the 600 block of West Anaheim Street at about 9:45 a.m. on a report of a man armed with a gun and were directed by witnesses to an alley, where they found the man holding a handgun, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Events leading up to the gunfire were unclear, but the LAPD reported paramedics were called to the scene and took the man to a hospital, where he later died. The man’s name was not immediately released pending notification of next of kin.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

A patrol vehicle at the scene was involved in a crash, police said, though it was not immediately clear if the collision was related to the shooting.

Police said they recovered a handgun at the scene. An investigation into the shooting was ongoing.

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