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Police released more details Tuesday about an officer-involved shooting in South Los Angeles that left a 38-year-old man dead, allegedly from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Officers responding about 6:15 a.m. Sunday to a call of an armed suspect in the area of Denver Avenue and 66th Street saw the suspect — later identified as Calvin Darnell Williams of Los Angeles — exit the driveway of a residence, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
“Williams looked at the direction of the officers and immediately turned and ran back into the driveway toward the rear of the location,” according to a police statement. “The officers exited their black and white patrol car and went in foot pursuit of … Williams. During the foot pursuit, Williams pointed a handgun in their directions and an officer-involved shooting occurred.”
Williams wasn’t hit and ran into the neighborhood, police said.
“The officers stopped chasing and established containment and a perimeter,” according to the statement.
A SWAT team and police dogs were called in to search the containment area, police said.
“During the search, one of the K9 search teams came into contact with Williams and the handler gave numerous verbal commands to surrender. Williams refused and a K9 was deployed,” according to police. “As the K9 made contact with Williams, Williams removed a pistol from his waistband area and shot himself.”
Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
A loaded pistol was recovered.
No officers were injured.
— City News Service