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Man Shot And Killed By LAPD Officers During Fight In Hollywood Gym Locker Room

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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.

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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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