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Man shot dead by LAPD officer in Playa Vista

January 14, 2011 |  7:22 am

Ois A man was shot and killed early Friday by a Los Angeles Police Department officer following a scuffle in Playa Vista.

Two officers responded to a disturbance call in the 5200 block of Crescent Park about 3:30 a.m. when they were confronted by the man, who began fighting them, said Officer Cleon Joseph, a police spokesperson.

KTLA-TV Channel 5 reported the man was seen running naked outside an upscale beach condominium.

During the scuffle, one of the officers shot the man, whose name was not released. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead soon after, Joseph said. The officers suffered minor injuries.

-- Stephen Ceasar

Photo: LAPD officers conduct their investigation into an officer-involved shooting in the 5200 block of Crescent Park. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times