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Police shoot, kill suspect in South L.A.

March 1, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Gunfire was exchanged in South L.A. Saturday night between police and a suspect who threatened officers. Police say the suspect was killed at the scene.The shooting occurred at Crenshaw and Slauson.

Police say they were responding to a series of hit and run accidents in the area, and they confronted a suspect.

LAPD Deputy Chief Charlie Beck said the suspect made a threatening motion toward officers, who then shot and killed him.

There is no word yet on the suspect's identity.

Police are still on scene investigating.

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