Investigation underway into officer-involved shooting in Harbor City
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.
-- Ann M. Simmons