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Man shot during South L.A. traffic stop was armed, police say

January 6, 2012 |  6:35 am

Officers shoot man during traffic stop
Police were investigating Friday an officer-involved shooting that grew from a traffic stop in South Los Angeles.

Police said officers stopped a car on Vernon Avenue near Hoover Street about 11 p.m. Thursday.

A man emerged from the car with a shotgun, LAPD Capt. Melissa Zak told KTLA-TV.

Officers shot him four times. He was taken to an area hospital and listed in critical condition, KTLA reported.

The investigation has shut down Vernon Avenue for part of the morning, police said.


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Photo: Officers at scene of South L.A. shooting. Credit: KTLA-TV.