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Bicyclist thought to have gun dies in crash with patrol car

October 8, 2012 |  7:43 am

A man riding a bicycle died early Monday morning after he collided with a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department patrol car in Inglewood, authorities said.

Deputies were trying to stop the man, who they believed was armed with a handgun, near the 3500 block of West 107th Street, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Department.

The bicyclist and the patrol car collided at about 1:25 a.m. and the bicyclist, who has not been identified, died from his injuries, officials said.

Authorities said they were still looking for the handgun.


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Photo: Residents watch from the sidewalk while investigators document the scene on 107th Street near Prairie Avenue in Inglewood where a Los Angeles County sheriff's patrol car (in foreground) is believed to have collided with and killed a man riding a bicycle. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times