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Man Armed With Pipe Killed in Downtown Los Angeles Police Shooting

The deadly confrontation was caught on camera.

A man was killed in a police shooting Saturday at a Carl's Jr. restaurant in downtown Los Angeles.

Officers received a radio call about 12:30 p.m. about a man armed with a pipe at Broadway and Olympic Boulevard, said Officer Liliana Preciado of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section.

They first tried to subdue the man with a Taser and then a police shooting occurred, Preciado said.

The suspect, described only as a man in his 50s, was taken to a hospital where he died, she said.

No officers were injured.

A man dressed in all white was apparently arguing with the man shot by police prior to the shooting, witness Bryce Marshall said. 

"I've never seen anyone killed in front of me. It was pretty intense," he said. 

The man dressed in all white left before talking with officers. The LAPD is hoping to track him down. 

The area was shut down for an investigation by the LAPD Force Investigation Division, she said. Officials are interviewing witnesses who captured part of the incident on cell phones.

NBC4's Rick Montanez contributed to this report.

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