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Police Fatally Shoot Suspect In North Hollywood Street [UPDATED]

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An allegedly armed suspect was fatally shot by officers with the Los Angeles Police Department on a residential street in North Hollywood.

Police were sent to Vineland Avenue and Archwood Street at around 7:35 p.m. Sunday night in response to a report of a man with a gun, according to City News Service.

The suspect, thought to be around 25 years old, was in the street when officers first encountered him, and "there was an officer-involved shooting," says the LAPD. Police did not elaborate on why the officers fired at the suspect, or if a weapon belonging to the suspect was recovered.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

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An investigation is underway into the shooting.

UPDATE 2/26/13: The LAPD has provided further details about Sunday's fatal officer-involved shooting. The incident began when a woman who was parking her car claims she was approached by a man who said he was going to kill her. She says she saw him reach into his bag in what she believed was an attempt to arm himself with a gun. The victim drove away and called 911, which was the initial report of a man with a gun.

About ten minutes later the LAPD arrived on scene and spotted the suspect, standing on the street in lanes of traffic. The LAPD continues:

The suspect was facing away from the officers holding a bag under his arm. The officers stopped their vehicle and ordered the suspect to stop and drop the bag. The suspect ignored the officers commands and then, he continued to advance toward the officers, repeatedly threatening to kill the officers, failing to comply with directions to stop. As the suspect continued to advance on the officers he began to pull his hand out from the bag he was carrying and an officer involved shooting ensued.

The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Moises DeLaTorre, died as a result of the shooting. The incident is being reviewed by the LAPD's Force Investigation Division (FID), and will ultimately be reviewed by the Chief of Police, Office of the Inspector General, and The Board of Police Commissioners for compliance with the Department’s use-of-force policy.