A neighborhood in South Los Angeles was shut down by a police cordon early Sunday during a search for a man in a trench coat who pointed a shotgun at officers, police said.
Police recovered a shotgun from an Arco gas station where theman was last seen after 1 a.m. But officers had not found the man Sunday afternoon.
The man, whose shotgun was supported by a sling under his coat, fired shots at the officers but missed, said LAPD Sgt. Peter Zarcone of the 77th Street Station.
Police fired back, but missed, Zarcone said.
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The incident started when authorities were dispatched to the gas station near 54th Street and Normandie Avenue, on a call of a man with a shotgun.
Earlier reports erroneously said the man had fired at officers.
City News Service contributed to this report.
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