Man Hiding From Police Found Dead in Trash Bin

A man who was hiding from police after officers opened fire was found dead in a trash bin, the Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday.

Police approached three men at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Lake Street in the Westlake area at 7:15 p.m. Saturday night. 

A man in the group ran from police down Lake Street and was seen with a semi-automatic handgun, police said. Police opened fire and the man continued running, the LAPD said. It wasn't clear at that point if the man was injured.

The man was seen going into an apartment building in the 2100 block of James M. Wood Boulevard, and police set up a perimeter in search of the man.

The man, apparently hiding in a trash bin, was found dead, police said.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused his death, police said. An autopsy would be performed to determine if he died by police gunfire.

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