Man killed following two officer-involved shootings in South Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) - UPDATE: Authorities identify man killed in LAPD officer-involved shooting
An armed man was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Watts after he opened fire on officers, authorities said Wednesday morning.
Officers responded about 11 p.m. Tuesday to a call of a man with a gun on 113th Street near Wilmington Avenue and were fired on by the suspect, the bullets striking the police vehicle, officials with the Los Angeles Police Department said. The officers returned fire.
From there, the suspect moved from the location of the first officer-involved shooting, LAPD said. The suspect was still armed with a handgun, leading to a second officer-involved shooting.
The suspect, an adult male Hispanic, was struck by gunfire and pronounced deceased at the scene, and the handgun he was armed with will be recovered by detectives, officials said. The name of the suspect was not disclosed.
Fortunately, no officers were injured.
LAPD said this is the third time in 10 days that LAPD officers have been shot at.
CNS contributed to this report.