Good Samaritan shot, killed by robbery suspect in DTLA

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Police investigate the scene of a shooting in downtown Los Angeles that left one man dead on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.
Police investigate the scene of a shooting in downtown Los Angeles that left one man dead on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.
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DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Police are investigating a shooting that left a good Samaritan dead in downtown Los Angeles early Saturday.

LAPD officers responded to the scene at about 3:30 a.m. near Long Beach Boulevard and E. 14 Street, according to authorities from the Newton Division.

The victim, believed to be in his late 30s, was found with a gunshot wound to his thigh. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities said the victim saw a man snatch a purse from a woman and chased after him. Soon after, the suspect turned around and fatally shot the good Samaritan.

No arrests were immediately made in the shooting as the investigation remained ongoing.

No further information was available.