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.
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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.