The coroner’s office Tuesday identified a man who was shot by police in the Westlake area.
Matthew Blaylock, 38, who was allegedly armed with a handgun was shot by police Monday at about 3:50 a.m. at Eighth and Bixel streets, said Officer Rosario Cervantes of the Los Angeles Police Department’s media relations office.
Blaylock was taken to a hospital, where he died, Cervantes said. No officers were injured in the shooting
Officers attempted to contact Blaylock near Seventh and Bixel streets, but he ran to Eighth and Bixel streets, where he “produced a handgun” and the shooting occurred, Cervantes said.
A handgun was recovered at the scene, and the investigation was continuing, Cervantes said.
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