Gunman Ambushes LAPD Officers Stopped at a Traffic Light - NBC Southern California

Gunman Ambushes LAPD Officers Stopped at a Traffic Light

The gunman was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with police in a neighborhood east of downtown Los Angeles

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    Gunman Killed After Ambushing Two Officers at Stoplight

    A man who opened fire on officers at a traffic light was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with police. Toni Guinyard reports for Today in LA on Monday Aug. 19, 2019. (Published Monday, Aug. 19, 2019)

    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.

    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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