There has been an Officer-Involved Shooting in Downtown LA, in the area of 7th and Hope. A Public Information Officer is responding to the scene and we will provide more details as they become available.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 14, 2019
The incident happened in the area of 7th and Hope streets, according to police.
Police say officers saw a man at the Metro station with a shotgun. When they went to confront him, he ran away and there was a short foot pursuit, first eastbound on 7th Street and then south on Hope.
At that point, officers opened fire. The man was struck by gunfire and pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators say a shotgun and ammunition were recovered at the scene.
The suspect is believed to be a man in his 40s.