Mentally ill man shot by cops dies in hospital

NORTH HILLS, Calif. Two LAPD officers responded to a report of a deranged man on the 8300 block of Burnet Ave. near Roscoe Blvd. in North Hills about 12:30 p.m., according to the LAPD.

Officers found the subject in the walkway of an apartment building. The man armed himself with a fireplace poker and attacked the officers, whereupon officers shot him.

The man was transported to /*Providence Holy Cross Medical Center*/ in Mission Hills in critical condition. He underwent emergency surgery. The man died shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday.

The shooting victim was described as a Hispanic male in his 30s.

Officers were not injured in the incident.

The incident was under investigation.

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