Police Wednesday continued their investigation into the circumstances surrounding an officer who shot an allegedly armed man outside the department’s Olympic Community Police Station in Pico-Union.
The man underwent surgery and was listed in critical but stable condition, according to a police statement.
He approached the entrance of the station, near the intersection of 11th Street and Vermont Avenue, about 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
An officer spoke who spoke to the man saw what appeared to be a handgun and called for backup, police said.
The nature of the encounter and the words exchanged were not disclosed.
No officers were injured.
The shooting was the sixth by the LAPD in a week, more than the first eight weeks of the year.
The LAPD’s Olympic Community Police Station urged anyone with any information regarding the shooting to call them at 213-382-9102.
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