Gunman dies after shooting, injuring SWAT officer near South LA, LAPD says

An exchange of gunfire near South Los Angeles left an officer injured and a gunman dead Tuesday afternoon.

The Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call of a man armed with a rifle at a home just blocks away from the USC campus a little before 12:15 p.m.

The police activity in the area prompted officials from USC to tell people to stay away from the active crime scene.

"Police activity is continuing about one mile north of campus on 21st Street between Toberman Street and Union Avenue. Please continue to stay away from the area," The University of Southern California Department of Public Safety tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

After LAPD arrived on scene, the suspect barricaded himself inside a house, prompting a SWAT standoff. LAPD said it used psychological experts and voice recordings of the suspect's family to tell the suspect to safely surrender themself.

When those measures proved to be ineffective, LAPD began teargassing the house that the suspect was in. The suspect opened fire from the house, hitting a SWAT officer.

LAPD returned fire, killing the suspect. LAPD says the SWAT officer who was shot is expected to recover.

Officials have not released the identity of the standoff suspect. The deadly shooting remains under investigation.

FOX 11's KJ Hiramoto contributed to this report.

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