LAPD Fatally Shoots Allegedly Armed Man in Panorama City

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Investigators examine the scene where police fatally shot a man holding a gun Tuesday afternoon in the 14700 block of Parthenia Street in Panorama City. (Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

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Los Angeles police shot and killed a man who was allegedly armed with a handgun Tuesday afternoon in Panorama City, LAPD officials said.

The shooting may be the first such encounter captured by the department’s new body cameras. The officers involved in the shooting were assigned to the Mission Division, which was the first to receive the new technology just two weeks ago.

Lt. John Jenal, an LAPD spokesman, confirmed the officers were wearing the cameras, but said Tuesday evening that investigators were still evaluating what the devices may have captured.

“They’re looking at that as we speak,” Jenal said. “That’s the whole purpose — to get evidence and transparency.”

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