LAPD officers shoot, kill man armed with rifle in Venice, police say

VENICE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles Police Department officers shot and killed a man who was armed with a rifle Friday night at a home in Venice, officials said.

Officers from the LAPD's Pacific Division responded about 8:30 p.m. to a residence in the 800 block of Venice Boulevard "in an attempt to keep the peace," the agency said in a statement.

When they arrived at the scene, a woman met them outside the home and said a man was inside destroying property, according to the news release.

The officer-involved shooting occurred when they approached the front door and encountered the suspect, who was armed with a rifle, police said. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the unidentified man to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No officers were injured in the confrontation.
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