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Police shoot alleged gun-wielding man

Responding to a call of a man with a gun, police shot the suspect when confronted by him. No officers were hurt.

July 24, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
An armed man was shot by police in Jefferson Park in the Crenshaw District Saturday morning.Police responded to a call about a man with a gun around 5:20 a.m. in the 4300 block of West Jefferson Boulevard.

Once police arrived, officials said the man confronted them. That's when one officer opened fire.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he is currently in serious condition.

No officers were hurt.

Exactly what caused the officer to open fire on the man was not immediately available. An investigation is now underway.

CNS contributed to this report.