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Police fatally shoot home-invasion suspect in South L.A.; 5 adults found bound inside residence

January 3, 2011 | 10:16 am

Police fatally shot a robbery suspect inside a South Los Angeles home, where five residents were found bound inside, authorities said Monday.

Officers entered the residence in the 8700 block of McKinley Avenue just before midnight Sunday and confronted a man armed with a Tec-9 pistol who was attempting to escape out the back door, authorities said.

An officer shot the suspect, who died at a hospital, said Officer Sara Faden of the Los Angeles Police Department.

A second suspect was arrested at the scene; neither was identified.

Five adults were found bound inside the ransacked home, Faden said.

One resident had to be taken to a hospital for minor injuries but has since been released. Faden said an investigation into the shooting has been opened, and that it was unclear if the slain suspect had pointed a gun at officers.

-- Robert Faturechi


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Photo: An LAPD forensic investigator looks for evidence at a home in the 8700 block of McKinley Avenue in South Los Angeles, where LAPD officers fatally shot a suspect Sunday night. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times