Man fatally shot in Westlake District; suspect in custody

Los Angeles police investigate a fatal shooting near W. Sixth Street and S. Lafayette Park in the Westlake District on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.

A man was fatally shot near the Los Angeles County Superior Court in the Westlake District Thursday morning, police said.

The shooting occurred near the intersection of W. 6th Street and S. Lafayette Park shortly after 5 a.m. The unidentified victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the suspect fled on foot, and then stole a bicycle at gunpoint and continued his escape. The suspect was arrested near W. Fifth Street and S. Virgil Avenue.

He was armed with a handgun which was believed to be the weapon used in the killing, police said. The motive for the shooting remains unclear.

City News Service contributed to this report.
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