Los Angeles Police shot and killed a burglary suspect who was holding a man at knifepoint in a Boyle Heights apartment, authorities said Monday.
The deceased suspect was described by coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz as a Hispanic man in his mid-to-late 20s. It happened about 8:30 p.m. Sunday in an apartment in the 200 block of Park Paseo, Los Angeles police Officer Norma Eisenman said.
Officers responded to a call of a burglary in progress at the apartment, according to Eisenman.
“When the officers entered the apartment they saw the suspect holding an elderly man at knifepoint, so they fired and hit the suspect,” she said. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, Eisenman said.
Police set up a command post at Utah Elementary School, near Utah Street and Plaza del Sol, police said.
—City News Service
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