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Police investigating death of man near downtown

January 15, 2010 |  7:10 am
Los Angeles police are investigating the death of a man this morning north of downtown.

Officers were sent to the area of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Broadway around 4 a.m. after getting a call that a man was acting in an erratic manner and throwing himself in front of vehicles, said Officer Norma Eisenman, a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman.

The call came from a driver who avoided hitting the man, Eisenman said. When police arrived at the scene, they found the man unconscious. He was transported to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

It was not known if the man had been struck by a vehicle, Eisenman said.

Sunset Boulevard, south of Grand Avenue, was blocked off with police tape.

-- Gerrick D. Kennedy