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Mentally Ill Boyle Heights Man Wielding Shotgun Shot And Wounded By Police

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A Boyle Heights man wielding a shotgun has been wounded after police officers responding to a call shot the suspect.

Just after 1:30 p.m., LAPD officers responded to a call at the 3200 block of East Lanfranco Street about a mentally ill man. Officials said that the man was yelling and acting violent, and refused to drop his shotgun despite officers' orders. He was shot once by police without ever firing a shot himself, according to CBS 2.

The suspect has been taken to a hospital for treatment, and his injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The incident occurred less than two hours before a protest was scheduled to take place in front of LAPD headquarters in response to the killing of Ezell Ford, who was also described as mentally ill.

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