LAPD: 70-year-old suspect dead, FBI agent hospitalized after officer-involved shooting in South Los Angeles

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An FBI agent was hospitalized and a 70-year-old murder suspect was dead after a Los Angeles Police Department officer-involved shooting that occurred during a joint operation Tuesday morning in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

According to the LAPD, the incident occurred about 11:30 a.m. as Gang and Narcotics Division officers and an FBI task force were searching for the suspect at a motel in the area of 41st Place and Central Avenue.

The suspect, a gang member who had an outstanding warrant, was armed with a firearm when authorities located him in the motel's parking lot, police said.

"There was an officer-involved shooting," LAPD Det. Meghan Aguilar said. "In that officer-involved shooting, the FBI agent was struck by gunfire and he's been transported to a local hospital. We do believe that these are non-life-threatening wounds that he suffered."

The suspect, whose name was not released, died at the scene. According to police, he was suspected of killing one relative and wounding another at a family party last month.

"The FBI has sent several resources and their investigators to the scene," Aguilar said. "They will be working side-by-side with ours."

A firearm was recovered at the location, police said.
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