Officers Fatally Shoot Man After Gunfire Breaks Out At Universal CityWalk
LAPD officers shot and killed a man who they suspected was armed with a gun early this morning at Universal CityWalk after gunshots broke out outside a nightclub.
Officers, who received calls about a disturbance, arrived at Infusion Lounge at 1:15 a.m., according to CBS Los Angeles. Witnesses said a fight spilled outside of the club that was hosting a DJ contest that night.
"I was DJ-ing and a lot of guys were rumbling and fighting and of course, you know, they start throwing bottles and this escalated and gunshots rang out,” DJ Phil told CBS Los Angeles.
LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery said officers heard the gunfire, spotted a man with a gun and shot him. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said a gun was recovered at the scene. The man killed hasn't been identified.
Several people who suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital; however, their injuries were not caused by the gunfire, but because they were trying to get away from the melee, reported KTLA.
No officers were injured. Authorities, including the LAPD and the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, are investigating the incident.