Police Kill Alleged Gunman in Koreatown

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

By Brandon Lowrey
|  Thursday, Aug 29, 2013  |  Updated 1:00 AM PDT
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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

Beverly White, David Gregory

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.


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