Good Samaritan Fatally Shot in Downtown L.A. While Chasing Purse Snatcher: Police
A Good Samaritan was shot and killed south of downtown Los Angeles early Saturday morning when he chased after one of two suspects who had snatched a woman’s purse, police said.
The shooting occurred about 3:25 a.m. in an industrial area near 14th Street and Long Beach Avenue, Jenny Houser, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department said.
The shooting victim was transferred to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Houser said. His identity was withheld pending family notification.
There were no more details immediately available about the incident that prompted the shooting.
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