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LAPD patch. Photo by MyNewsLA.com

The investigation continued Sunday into the shooting death of a man in his 30s by Los Angeles Police Department officers who claimed he was armed with a gun when they spotted him while patrolling the Historic South-Central area.

The shooting occurred about 9:40 p.m. Saturday at 36th Place and Maple Avenue, according to Officer D. Orris of the LAPD’s Operations Center. It was unclear what happened to precipitate the shooting.

The LAPD Tweeted details at 5:06 a.m.: “After being struck by a 40mm less-lethal munition, the suspect was on the ground, still armed w/ the firearm & not following commands to drop it; an OIS occurred. He was struck by gunfire & taken to a local hospital, where he died. The firearm he was armed w/ is at scene.”

No officers were injured in the encounter, Orris said.

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