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Two die in Mid-City stabbing and officer-involved shooting

November 12, 2009 |  9:27 am

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A man and a woman are dead this morning after a stabbing and officer-involved shooting in Mid-City, authorities said.

The incident started near midnight in the 1300 block of Cochran Avenue near Pico Boulevard after a woman visited a nearby police station to make a domestic violence report. After she made her report, officers took her back to her apartment and waited outside in a patrol car filling out a crime report. They heard screaming, and someone approached their vehicle and said an attack was in progress.

Inside, they found a man stabbing the woman. The officers Ois2 began shooting at the man, and both he and the woman were taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where they later died.

The man died of gunshot wounds and the woman from stab wounds, said Officer Bruce Borihanh of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Wilshire Division homicide detectives are conducting an investigation into the attack, and the officer-involved shooting is being investigated internally, authorities said.

-- Baxter Holmes and Andrew Blankstein

Photos: LAPD investigators at the scene of the incident. At right, a woman who identified herself as a friend of the victim weeps while talking on a phone. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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