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LAPD officers fatally shoot man in South L.A.

March 4, 2011 |  7:33 am

Ois_shootings Los Angeles police officers shot and killed an armed man in South L.A., an official said Friday.

Officers from the 77th Division responded to a call shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday at Florence and Raymond avenues. The man had a gun, according to LAPD Officer Greg Baek.

The agitated man allegedly walked toward officers, threatening them before the shooting occurred, Baek said.

The man was struck several times and pronounced dead at the scene.

[Updated 10:38 a.m.: At least 157 people have been killed by law enforcement officials in Los Angeles County since January 2007, according to statistics collected for the Times’ Homicide Report.]

-- Richard Winton

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Map shows 155 of 157 officer-involved shooting since January 2007. Source: Homicide Report