Man shot in head after flagging down LAPD officers in Los Feliz

LOS FELIZ, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A man attempting to flag Los Angeles police officers down with his arm wrapped in a towel was shot in the head Friday in Los Feliz.

The man was shot at about 6:35 p.m. on Los Feliz Boulevard and Tica Drive. He was allegedly raising his arm wrapped in a towel, possibly holding a gun.

"The officer exited the vehicle and quickly said, 'Drop the gun, drop the gun,'" LAPD Lt. John Jenal said.

Moments later, the officer opened fire.

It was unclear if the man had a gun, but the officers believed the man had a gun, Jenal said.

The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

As part of the investigation, Los Feliz Boulevard was expected to be shut down from Griffith Park Boulevard to Hillhurst Avenue until Saturday morning.
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