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Four L.A. police officers fired weapons in fatal El Sereno shooting

January 7, 2012 | 10:12 pm

Map shows approximate location of incident as a black square and recent crime reports in brown and red. Click for more details on The Times' interactive Crime L.A. project.

Four Los Angeles police officers discharged their weapons during an El Sereno shooting Saturday in which a man who allegedly brandished a gun was killed, officials said.

Officers were called to the 4800 block of Axtell Street about 12:45 p.m. because of reports that there was “a man with a gun” there, police said.

A confrontation ensued, and the man, whom police did not identify, was shot to death. None of the officers were injured.

All four officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, a standard practice for officer-involved shootings.


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Map: Shows approximate location of incident in black and recent crime reports in brown and red. Credit: Los Angeles Times