Man Armed With Handgun Shot and Killed by Officers in Koreatown, Police Say

Officers responded to the Koreatown area west of downtown LA following a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.

Police at the scene of a deadly shooting in Koreatown.

A man armed with a handgun was shot and killed by Los Angeles police Thursday in Koreatown, the LAPD says.

The shooting was reported at about 8 a.m. near Eighth and Berendo streets in the area west of downtown Los Angeles. Police told reporters at the scene that officers responded to the location after a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.

Responding officers encountered a man in his 30s armed with a handgun, and shots were fired during the confrontation, police said. It was not immediately clear whether the man fired his weapon.

No officers were injured.

A handgun was recovered at the scene.

Details about the assault report were not immediately available.

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