Good Samaritan Fatally Shot in Downtown L.A. While Chasing Purse Snatcher: Police

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LAPD investigated a fatal shooting in downtown Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

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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