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Police investigating death of man near downtown

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
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Maybe this guy was trying to get help and was injured? But people see him acting crazy and no one stopped to help him. Well he was having and died.

@delia - i'm sorry for whatever was wrong with this man that he was behaving that way & ended up dead. but, have you ever been to that part of l.a.? have you ever been to l.a. at all? those drivers did the right thing in calling the police. to expect anyone to risk their safety & get out of their car to see why someone in downtown l.a. is behaving strangely - that's a bit much.


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