LAPD officers shoot burglary suspect holding victim at knifepoint

- Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a burglary suspect who was holding a victim at knifepoint in a Boyle Heights apartment, authorities said Monday.

The deceased suspect was described by coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz as a Hispanic man in his mid-to-late 20s.

It happened at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday in an apartment near Mission Road and Gabriel Garcia Marquez Street.

"We had a radio call of a burglary in progress. Hollenbeck officers responded, at which time an officer-involved shooting occurred,'' Los Angeles Police Lt. Alex Baez told news media outlets. "... Our victim is OK.''

Police later said the suspect was holding a victim at knifepoint in the victim's apartment when officers shot the suspect, pronounced dead at the scene.

Police set up a command post at Utah Elementary School, at Utah Street and Plaza del Sol, police said.

The investigation was ongoing.

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