Man Shot And Killed By LAPD Officers During Fight In Hollywood Gym Locker Room
A man was fatally shot by police after getting into a fight with officers in a Hollywood gym locker room, Los Angeles Police Department officials said Monday.
Los Angeles Police Department officers were responding to a reported battery, which led them to the 24 Hour Fitness in the 6300 block of Sunset Boulevard, according to LAPD Officer L.P. Knight. A man had allegedly attacked a gym employee, NBC Los Angeles reported.
The officers were directed to the locker room, where they found the suspect, described only as a male. The confrontation turned physical, Knight said, and the man grabbed one of the officer's TASERs. That's when officers shot the man, who died at the scene.
An altercation then ensued. During the altercation, the suspect took possession of one of the officer’s TASERs. An officer involved shooting then occurred, and the suspect was pronounced dead at scene.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) October 29, 2018
One officer was taken to the hospital with "moderate injuries," according to LAPD officials.
The shooting is being investigated by the department's Force Investigation Division.
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