A man was shot by LAPD officers in South Los Angeles


A man was shot by police in south Los Angeles on Tuesday, the second shooting in two days.

KCBS-TV 2 reports that officers shot someone after calling for help.

Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Officer Mike Lopez told The Times that the incident happened in the area of ​​East 28th Street and South Central Avenue, but he declined to comment and said he could not immediately comment on what happened next. raised questions about how the police got involved and whether anyone was injured or killed.

Firefighters were called to the area at 5:49 p.m. and called to the scene at 28th and Naomi avenues as police conducted a “tactical operation,” Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. .

Humphrey asked police more questions, including whether anyone was taken to the hospital from the scene.

The shooting comes a day after LAPD officers shot and killed a man armed with a knife in Westlake.

Rampart Division patrol officers were called to an apartment building in the 200 block of South Witmer Street around 3:30 p.m. Monday for a violation of a domestic violence prevention order, authorities said.

Officers spoke with a 40-year-old man inside the unit, but the man did not come out or comply with commands, police said. They spoke with him for about 15 minutes before he said he was “armed with a large knife”.

Officers used “less lethal” options, including pepper spray and a Taser, and the man immediately dropped the knife but was immediately armed, police said. Police then shot the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Los Angeles Times

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