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.

    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.

    Police Shoot Allegedly Armed Man in Boyle Heights

    [LA] Police Shoot Allegedly Armed Man in Boyle Heights
    Los Angeles police officer shot a man allegedly armed with a shotgun in Boyle Heights on Sunday. The man was taken to the hospital and was expected to survive. Jane Yamamoto reports from Boyle Heights for the NBC4 News at 6 on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.

    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.