Man Allegedly Wielding Shotgun Hospitalized After Being Shot by Police in Boyle Heights

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An investigation was underway on Sunday after a man carrying a shotgun was shot and wounded by police in Boyle Heights, authorities said.

Officers responded to a call around 1:30 p.m. regarding a "violent" male threatening occupants inside a home in the 3200 block of East Lanfranco Street (map), according to Capt. Martin Baeza with the Los Angeles Police Department.

When officers arrived, the man was outside the home. After being given an order by officers, the man went back into his home and allegedly returned wielding a shotgun, Baeza said.

An officer-involved shooting then occurred, according to Baeza.

The man sustained a wound to the upper body, but was expected to survive. He was taken to a hospital and was last reported to be in stable condition.

The shooting was under investigation, and officers remained on the scene nine hours after the incident occurred.

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 KTLA's Ashley Soley-Cerro and Steve Bien contributed to this report.

Correction: an earlier version of the story reported that the man was mentally ill based on what an LAPD official told KTLA. A public information officer with the department later clarified that the information was incorrect. This post had been updated.





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