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Authorities Identify Man Holding Rifle Fatally Shot by LAPD in Vermont Knolls

The man holding a rifle that was fatally shot in an officer involved shooting in Vermont Knolls has been identified by police.

Los Angeles police officers responding to a family dispute fatally shot a man holding a rifle Saturday in the Vermont Knolls area of South LA.

Officers were called about 1:20 p.m. to a home at Grand Avenue and 102nd Street on a report of a family dispute, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison told City News Service.

The individual was identified by the Los Angeles County coroner's office as Luis Herrera, 19, of LA.

"When a man exited the residence holding a black rifle, an officer-involved shooting occurred,'' Madison said.

Herrera was pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities. No one else was injured.

Investigators later determined the man was holding a Airsoft rifle, Madison said. Air-soft rifles fire plastic pellets and are non-lethal.

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