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L.A. police shoot man in downtown Los Angeles

Photo: The scene of the officer-involved shooting in Downtown. Credit: KTLA-TV
Los Angeles police shot a man who reportedly had a knife on Sunday afternoon, leaving him in critical condition.

Police officers assigned to the Occupy L.A. tent city responded to a call of "a man with a knife" about 4:40 p.m. Sunday near 7th and Los Angeles streets in the nearby Fashion District, said Officer Karen Rayner, a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles Police Department.

"When the officers arrived, there was an officer-involved shooting," Rayner said. The man was taken to the hospital and remains in critical condition.

Rayner said there  was not necessarily any connection between the shooting and the tent city at City Hall. An investigation is underway to figure out all of the details in the officer-involved shooting, she said. "It takes days for us know what happened."

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-- Kenneth R. Weiss

Photo: The scene of the officer-involved shooting in Downtown. Credit: KTLA-TV

 
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