Los Angeles police shot and killed a man allegedly armed with a handgun Monday in the Westlake area, authorities said.

The shooting happened about 3:50 a.m. at Eighth and Bixel streets, said Officer Rosario Cervantes of the Los Angeles Police Department’s media relations office.

The wounded man was taken to a hospital, where he died, Cervantes said. His name was not immediately available. No officers were injured.

Officers attempted to contact the man near Seventh and Bixel streets, but he ran to Eighth and Bixel streets, where he “produced a handgun” and the officer-involved shooting occurred, Cervantes said.

A handgun was recovered at the scene, and the investigation was continuing, Cervantes said.

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