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Man Shot By Police In Miracle Mile Dies
The man shot by police after a struggle with two officers in the Miracle Mile has died.
The Los Angeles County coroner's office announced on Friday morning that the 38-year old man died around 5:50 p.m. Thursday evening at Cedars Sinai Hospital, according to City News Service. The man, who has yet to be identified, was shot Thursday morning after LAPD officers responded to calls that he was smashing storefront windows around the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue with his skateboard.
Police say they responded to the scene and attempted to arrest a man on a skateboard who wouldn't comply with their orders. Police say an officer used a Taser on the man but it had no effect. They say the man then grabbed the taser and fired it at an officer's leg. That's when his partner opened fire on the man, hitting him in the upper body. According to the L.A. Times, he's the second person fatally shot by the LAPD this week alone, and the tenth this year.
The deceased man's identity isn't being released until his family has been notified. The name of the officers involved in the shooting have not been released. Police say neither officer was wearing a body camera. One officer suffered a leg burn from the Taser.
Authorities initially said the man used his skateboard to attack officers, but it was later determined that he either fell or jumped off his board before getting into a confrontation with them.