Suspected Gunman Dies Following Shootout With Officers in South L.A.

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A man who opened fire on officers was shot and killed by police in the Watts neighborhood of South Los Angeles Tuesday night, authorities said.

Police received a call about 11 p.m. of a man with a gun near the intersection of East 113th Street and Wilmington Avenue.

Officers arrived to find a man with a gun who then opened fire, striking their vehicle, Los Angeles Police Department Detective Meghan Aguilar said.

The officers returned fire and then called for help.

When additional units arrived, the man had moved to a different location but was still armed, Aguilar said.

A second shooting occurred, which involved several officers, and the suspect was struck, Aguilar said.

The man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was unclear exactly how many officers opened fire in the incident.

This was the third time in the past 10 days officers had been fired upon, Aguilar said.

Officer-involved shootings overall have been down in 2019, Aguilar said.

An investigation is underway into Tuesday night’s shooting.

Correction: An earlier version of this article spelled the LAPD detective’s last name incorrectly. The post has been updated.

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