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Police Shoot Man Allegedly Armed With Shotgun in Boyle Heights

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    A father says he shielded his shotgun-wielding adult son after police opened fire outside his Boyle Heights home. Kim Baldonado reports from Boyle Heights for the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (Published Monday, Aug. 18, 2014)

    Police shot a 42-year-old man allegedly armed with a shotgun outside his Boyle Heights home Sunday, officials said.

    Two officers responded about 1:45 p.m. to reports of a man acting violent and making threats to people inside his home in the 3200 block of East 6th Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

    The man went into his house and returned carrying a shotgun, then pointed the weapon at the officers, officials said. The officers opened fire and struck the man once in his chest.

    Trinidad Cisneros said when his son fell to the floor after being shot, he shielded him with his own body and told police to stop shooting.

    The man was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he was in stable condition and expected to survive.

    Police say the man did not shoot at the officers. The officers were not injured.

    Cisneros said he tried to take the shotgun away from his son, who he said has mental health issues and was acting "crazy."

    Detectives were at the scene for more than eight hours collecting evidence.

    Andrew Lopez, Kevin LaBeach and Willian Avila contributed to this report.