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An armed suspect was shot by Los Angeles Police Department officers in Leimert Park Monday evening.

Officers were called to the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Bronson Avenue at approximately 7:25 p.m. regarding reports of an assault with a deadly weapon, the LAPD reported.

Upon their arrival, officers made contact with the man and police opened fire on the suspect, who was arrested at the scene.

The suspect was taken to a hospital and was in stable but serious condition.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

According to the LAPD, the suspect is between 30 and 40 years old.

The cause of the shooting was under investigation. Anyone with information was asked to call the LAPD at 877-527-3247.

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