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Police shoot armed man in Panorama City in third officer-involved shooting in one day

A suspect is in stable condition at a hospital after being shot by police in Panorama City late Wednesday, Los Angeles police said.

The confrontation occurred just before 11 p.m. when a man pointed a semiautomatic handgun at officers, said Officer Lyle Knight, a police spokesman. The suspect did not drop the gun when ordered to, Knight said.

An officer fired one shot, striking the suspect in the abdomen, police said. An investigation is ongoing.

Officers were in the 8500 block of Cedros Avenue investigating a report of shots being fired before the confrontation, according to one television news report. 

Officers were entering the back of an apartment complex when the suspect approached them from the front, KTLA-TV (Channel 5) reported.

The incident was the third shooting of the day involving Los Angeles police officers.

In one incident, officers shot and killed a woman in Watts at about 7:20 p.m. The unidentified woman was allegedly shooting at her daughter and grandchildren.

In another fatal shooting, officers killed Jose Solario Abraham, 46, Wednesday morning in southeast Los Angeles after he allegedly pointed a shotgun at them and refused to drop the weapon.

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Comments () | Archives (6)

Thank you to the officers of the LAPD. You go in fearless to protect the public, even when responding to hostile people with guns. We are a functional society because of your efforts, dedication, and sense of duty.

Classic justification and that's the suspect pointed a gun at the officer. If the suspect wanted to shoot at the cop he would had done it!

3 scumbags off the street. I think the LAPD are doing one heck of a job and should keep it up.

@JAG So true!

If ANYONE points a gun at another person, thats lethal intent. Regardless, if the ones he was pointing a gun happens to be police officers. The crime is just heightened when it is.

Hey jag , why dont you try and handle someone pointing a gun at you! One youll probably run, and youll propably piss yourself while your running. You wouldnt last one second doing their job.


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