A man who fired an AK-47 at cops was shot and killed by police near Union Avenue and Temple Street in Echo Park Tuesday at 4:45 p.m.
Officer April Harding of the LAPD's Media Relations Section said officers in an unmarked car were following the suspect, possibly in a stolen car, through the neighborhood. Polce alleged the suspect had carjacked the vehicle he was driving.
The suspect eventually stopped, got out of the vehicle and fired an AK-47 at officers, Harding said. Officers returned fire, killing the suspect.