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Man killed by officer in Sun Valley wouldn't drop gun, police say

January 22, 2012 |  4:11 pm


The man fatally shot by a Los Angeles police officer Sunday had been threatening residents in a Sun Valley home with a gun, authorities reported.

Officers arrived shortly before 6 a.m. at the home in the 7700 block of Ethel Avenue and saw the man standing outside with a gun, police said.

Officers said that they ordered him to put down the weapon but that he refused, prompting police to shoot him.

The man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. The officers were not injured.

The shooting remains under investigation.


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