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Police fatally shoot man, 66, in South Los Angeles

October 6, 2012 |  2:00 pm

Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a 66-year-old man who was apparently armed with a knife and threatening people in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles, authorities said Saturday.

Officers responded to an apartment in the 2600 block of Manhattan Place about 9:30 a.m. after receiving a call from Los Angeles Fire Department personnel on the scene who alerted them about the suspect, said Officer Rosario Herrera.

Two officers entered the location and shot the suspect, said Sgt. Jaime Cortes of the Southwest Community Police Station.

The man was taken to a local hospital where he later died. No other injuries were reported.

Herrera said it was unknown how many shots were fired. No other information was given.

The investigation is ongoing, Cortes said.

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