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New details out in deadly police shooting

October 6, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Los Angeles Police Department has released new details of the Sept. 28 officer-involved shooting in the Echo Park area.Jack Schlesinger, 25, of Los Angeles, was shot and killed in the incident which occurred around 4:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of Temple Street, according to department accounts.

According to an LAPD statement released late Tuesday, officers fatally shot a suspect who was "holding an assault rifle." The officers were in an unmarked car and wearing full police uniforms.

According to the statement, three officers were in the area of North Union Avenue and West Court Street when they saw silver Honda Accord being driven by a white male.

Investigators say police records showed the vehicle had been stolen at gun point in the North Hollywood area two days earlier.

The officers stopped the car behind and ordered Schlesinger to come out of the car with his hands up and to lie on the ground, the statement said.

According to the statement, Schlesinger ignored the commands and got out of the car holding an assault rifle. At that point, an officer-involved shooting occurred, in which Schlesinger was struck by the officers' gunfire.

Schlesinger was pronounced dead at scene by paramedics. The officers were not injured.

The LAPD statement does not mention if Schlesinger fired his weapon. Police say a loaded assault rifle and a loaded revolver were recovered at the scene.

The LAPD's Force Investigation Division is investigating is continuing the investigation into the shooting.


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