Man allegedly armed with gun shot, killed by LAPD officer in Pacoima

An investigation continues after an allegedly armed suspect was shot and killed by police during a foot pursuit in the San Fernando Valley Tuesday night. 

Officers from the  Los Angeles Police Department attempted to pull over a black BMW near Carl Place and Lehigh Avenue around 9 p.m. in the Pacoima area. The vehicle came to a stop outside the San Fernando Gardens Housing Project where the front passenger, 20-year-old Alexander Larios, got out and started running. 

Officers chased Larios through the apartment complex and at some point, there was a confrontation between Larios and officers, prompting one of the officers to open fire. 

Larios was struck and first responders attempted lifesaving efforts at the scene. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

The driver of the BMW drove off from the scene and is being sought by authorities. In addition, no officers or bystanders were hurt in the incident.

Investigators were working to determine whether the shooting was justified.  

Anyone knowing more about the case was urged to call 877-LAPD-247.

City News Service contributed to this report.