A gunman was shot and killed by police after he ambushed officers at a stoplight late Sunday in the El Sereno area of Los Angeles, authorities said early Monday.
The encounter with the shooter was reported at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday at Lombardy Boulevard and Alhambra Avenue, located east of downtown Los Angeles. Officers in a patrol car were stopped at a traffic light when they were fired on by a man armed with handgun who was standing on a corner at the intersection, police said.
Officers did not immediately return fire, police said. The police car was struck by at least one round, but no officers were injured.
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The gunman ran into an alley and exchanged fire with other officers who responded to the initial shooting report, police said. He was struck by gunfire and later died at a hospital.
It was not immediately clear why the man opened fire. He was identified only as a man in his 30s.
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