Armed Man Fatally Shot by LAPD After Opening Fire in Studio City ID’d by Coroner

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Officers remained on scene after a police shooting of an armed man in Studio City on July 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

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The gunman who died after opening fire in a busy stretch of Ventura Boulevard in Studio City on Friday has been identified as a 44-year-old Los Angeles resident.

Seth Raines sustained multiple gunshot wounds and died after police armed with handguns confronted him outside the Union Bank on Ventura Boulevard, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter.

Witnesses said Raines fired shots into the air and toward the ground about 3:20 p.m. near Vantage Avenue. Soon after, police responded to the scene.

Terrified witnesses sought cover and hid behind police cars as officers inched closer to the man.

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