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LAPD officers involved in shooting with armed man in South L.A.

June 1, 2011 |  8:32 pm

Los Angeles police were involved in a shooting Wednesday evening after a man allegedly pointed at gun at an officer, according to authorities.

Click here for a Times crime database. The officers were responding to a call about a man pointing a gun at a neighbor about 5:40 p.m. in the 6200 block of 4th Avenue in the Hyde Park neighborhood, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The man pointed a gun at officers, and at least one of them fired shots, Officer Karen Rayner said. It was unclear whether anyone was struck.

The suspect apparently fled the scene and was apprehended with the help of an LAPD dog.

No other details were immediately available.


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Map shows recent crimes near the shooting scene. Credit: Mapping L.A.