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Man Killed in Police Shooting in Downtown Los Angeles

The suspect died at a hospital, police say.

Police Wednesday were waiting for a search warrant to process the crime scene in a downtown Los Angeles apartment complex, where a woman was found dead who was possibly the victim of a man who was fatally shot by police earlier about a block away.

The officer-involved shooting happened at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday in the area of 11th and Hope streets, according to Capt. Andy Neiman of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Neiman said the suspect was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police had earlier reported that an unresponsive man was down at the scene and an ambulance had been requested.

Officers with the LAPD's Central Traffic Division were flagged down and "directed to an individual," at which time an officer-involved shooting occurred, Neiman said.

"There were reports he was possibly armed with a knife," but that could not be immediately confirmed, the captain said.

Soon after the shooting, someone approached police to inform them there was possibly a dead body in a residential complex in the 1100 block of Flower Street, within a block of the shooting scene, Neiman said.

Officers investigated and found a deceased woman in her 40s.

"She was obviously the victim of a homicide based on the crime scene," Neiman said. "We don't know if there's a connection (to the fatally wounded suspect) but we are certainly looking at that as a possibility."

Neiman said Tuesday that investigators were going to process the crime scene overnight but were waiting for the search warrant because the apartment complex is private property.

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