Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting in South LA, police say

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A suspect was struck and killed by police gunfire in South Los Angeles Monday night, according to Los Angeles police. (KABC)

A suspect was struck and killed by police gunfire in South Los Angeles Monday night, according to Los Angeles police.

The officer-involved shooting happened in the area of Florence Avenue and Main Street.

The suspect was shot and confirmed dead at the scene, authorities said. A body was seen covered in a white sheet next to a vehicle that apparently crashed into a pole.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

LAPD Det. Meghan Aguilar said it all started about 6 p.m., when LAPD Metro Division officers saw a dark sedan driving erratically eastbound on Florence Avenue. The suspect struck two vehicles before striking the light pole.

The Metro officers were in uniform patrolling in one of the department's Ford Crown Victorias, which was not a marked vehicle.

Aguilar said the suspect, a man between 20 and 30 years old, was armed with a gun, and he was the only occupant in the car.

Two officers opened fire on the man, but details on what led to the shooting remained unknown.

As for the people in the vehicles that were struck, Aguilar said only minor injuries were reported.

Authorities were looking to speak to witnesses of the incident. Police said the Crown Victoria did not have a dashcam and the involved officers have not yet been equipped with body cameras.

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