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Woman slain in officer-involved shooting in Watts [Updated]

April 27, 2011 |  8:59 pm

A woman was killed in an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night in Watts -- the area's second fatal shooting of the day involving police, authorities said.

The slaying  occurred about 7:20 p.m. after patrol officers responded to a "shots fired" call in the 10000 block of Anzac Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The name of the woman was not released. Investigators were going to the scene.

[Updated 9:08 p.m: Officers responded to reports that the woman was shooting at her daughter and her grandchildren, according to LAPD Officer Karen Rayner.]

Meanwhile, police identified a man killed Wednesday morning by officers as Jose Solario Abraham, 46. He allegedly confronted officers in the 1700 block of East 115th Street with a shotgun and knife and refused commands to drop the weapons. Officers opened fire after he pointed the shotgun at them, according to the LAPD.

-- Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez


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