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Barricaded suspect shot to death by LAPD

Police surround a South Los Angeles home where a robbery suspect barricaded himself on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.

January 14, 2014 9:12:47 AM PST
A robbery suspect was shot and killed by police officers following a barricade situation in South Los Angeles Tuesday.

Authorities say the suspect robbed a person at gunpoint in the 5900 block of Wilshire Boulevard at about 5:30 a.m. He fled the scene and was last seen entering a home in the 1000 block of W. 62nd Street.

Officers surrounded the house, ordering the suspect to come out, but he refused.

The suspect was then shot in an officer-involved shooting at about 8 a.m., but it was unclear what sparked the confrontation. The suspect was declared dead at the scene.

Police said all hostages were safe, but it was unclear how many people were in the home at the time.