A man allegedly driving a truck that was reported stolen was fatally shot by Los Angeles police in Wilmington Tuesday.
The shooting was reported at about 3:30 a.m. near E Street and Quay Avenue, where officers were following a truck that had been reported stolen, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
“As the officers were following the suspect on E (Street), he crashed the truck he was driving and ran from the officers,” the LAPD said in a statement.
“A brief foot pursuit ensued, (and) during that foot pursuit, an officer involved shooting occurred,” police said. “The suspect, only described as a male in his 40s, was struck by gunfire and taken into custody. LAFD paramedics responded to the scene and determined the suspect deceased.”
Information was not immediately available on the man’s identity. No officers or bystanders were injured, police said.
According to reports from the scene, at some point the suspect fired at the officers and the officers returned fire. The LAPD could not confirm those reports.
The man was in possession of two handguns, police said.
“The suspect’s handguns remain at scene and will be booked as evidence,” police said.
The investigation was continuing, and anyone with information on the case was urged to call 877-LAPD-247.