Police Kill Alleged Gunman in Koreatown

The man took police on a 90-minute manhunt before being shot and killed

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    A pair of officer-involved shootings in the Koreatown area Wednesday left a suspect dead. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on August 28, 2013

    Police fatally shot a man who allegedly fired upon officers in Koreatown on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

    Officers spotted and confronted a gunman about 3:25 p.m. at the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Mariposa Avenue (map). Shots were fired, but LAPD officials would not say who fired at whom.

    The suspect fled, launching a 90-minute manhunt in the area. Police found a gun believed to be related to the case, LAPD Sgt. Rudy Lopez said. A police dog picked up the suspect's scent, leading officers to the hidden suspect two blocks to the west.

    Officers shot and killed the suspect, Lopez said.


    View Larger Map

    More Southern California Stories:

    Follow NBCLA for the latest LA news, events and entertainment: iPhone/iPad App | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram | RSS | Text Alerts | Email Alerts