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Investigation underway into officer-involved shooting in Harbor City

March 3, 2012 |  9:51 am

An investigation is underway into an officer-involved shooting in Harbor City in which a suspect was killed, authorities said.

An officer was on patrol about 10.30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Lomita Boulevard and Frampton Avenue when he spotted a man on a bike armed with a handgun, according to LAPD spokeswoman Norma Eisenman.

“That’s when the officer-involved shooting occurred,” Eisenman said.

Sgt. Gerry Davila, a spokesman for LAPD’s Harbor police station, said the shooting occurred during “a routine stop on a gang member.”

The suspect, whose identity was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene, Eisenman said. No officers were injured.

No further details about the incident were immediately available.

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