A vehicle chase in Boyle Heights ended with an officer-involved shooting that left an armed man dead and another suspect in custody, authorities said Friday.
The shooting took place in the 1200 block of Atwood Place about 7:45 p.m. Thursday, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. Officers began at 7:09 p.m chasing a vehicle reported to have been stolen, said LAPD Officer Tony Im.
What led to the shooting was not immediately disclosed. Im said the passenger of the vehicle suffered a gunshot wound and the driver was unharmed.
Top news of the day
Both were taken into custody, according to police. The suspect who was shot was transported to a hospital, where he later died. The man's name was withheld pending family notification.
Police said the man who was shot had a gun. There was no immediate word on how many officers were involved in the incident and whether a gun was recovered at the scene.
The OIS was being investigated by the LAPD's Use of Force Division, the Justice System Integrity Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, and the LAPD Inspector General's office.