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LAPD Release Details About Today's 'Naked Man' Shooting

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The Los Angeles Police Department have released details about today's pre-dawn officer-involved shooting that left a man dead in Playa Vista. Officers in the Pacific Area responded to a call regarding a "business dispute," as other calls from the area began to come in regarding a "man causing a disturbance," they explain in a media release.Here is how the LAPD describe the event:

Upon arrival the officers were directed and located the naked suspect, a male Black, 25- years old, behaving erratically. The officers attempted to speak and detain the suspect, however the suspect ran away and the officers followed the suspect on foot. The suspect ran to another location where he found his shorts and put them on. The officers tried again to talk and detain the suspect, who again ran to another apartment complex a very short distance away. When the officers attempted to detain the suspect in the apartment complex doorway, the suspect immediately attacked the officers. During the fight the suspect aggressively punched both officers in the face and head. One officer, a male Black, 17 months with LAPD, shot the suspect to stop the attack. The second officer, a male Asian, 5 years with LAPD, was also physically battered and dazed during the incident. The Officers took the suspect into custody and immediately called for medical assistance.

The suspect, who died after being transported to a local hospital, has been identified as "former MTSU football player Reggie Doucet," according to KTLA. Doucet reportedly lived at the apartment complex where the incident occurred; a neighbor says Doucet "was never violent in the seven years they were neighbors."

The LAPD are continuing to investigate the shooting.

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