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Assault suspect shot, killed by LAPD

November 12, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
The LAPD is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in the Wilshire Center area on Tuesday night.Police said they were responding to an assault with a deadly weapon suspect near West Third Street and South New Hampshire Avenue just before 7 p.m.

A short chase began, and while the suspect was being taken into custody, he was shot by police.

Police said the man had reached for a black object in his waistband, but it turned out ot be a cell phone.

The man later died at the hospital. No officers were hurt in the shooting.

No further details were immediately available.

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