MID-CITY, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An investigation is underway after a shooting involving the U.S. Marshals Service in the Mid-City area left a man dead Monday morning.
The incident happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. in the 6300 block of Wilshire Boulevard.
Witnesses told Eyewitness News that members with the U.S. Marshals Task Force tried to take someone into custody as they exited a medical building, that person ran back into the building and the shooting occurred.
The U.S. Marshals Service says agents were attempting to arrest a fugitive out of Nebraska wanted for Marijuana Distribution and Money Laundering charges. The suspect, who has not been identified, brandished a firearm during the attempted arrest, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
"A deputy United States Marshal and a Special Agent from Homeland Security Investigations subsequently discharged their firearms," said the U.S. Marshals Service in a press release. "The Special Agent was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries."
According to witnesses, another person was injured, possibly after being bitten by a dog belonging to the U.S. Marshals Service. It was not immediately clear if that person was connected to the suspect.
LAPD's Robbery Homicide Unit is investigating the shooting.
No further details were immediately available.