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Police Accidentally Run Over And Kill The Naked Man They Were Looking For

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Two LAPD officers were searching for a reported naked man running through the streets Sunday night, but only found him when they accidentally ran over him. The man, described as white and in his 50s to 60s, was said to be near Hillcrest Drive and West Adams Boulevard in South L.A. at about 10:20 p.m., KTLA reports. Two officers drove to the area to look for him.

Near Buckingham Road and West Adams Boulevard, the officers allegedly did not see that the man was lying in the road and accidentally ran him over. He was wearing a pair of tennis shoes and nothing else at the time.

An investigation is being held to determine why the man was behaving that way, and if mental illness, drugs or alcohol were a factor. The names of the officers have not been released, and police do not yet know the identity of the victim.

Witnesses said they saw the cruiser's lights on and some of them heard the sirens, though the officers may have turned the sirens off as they got closer to the area where the man was reported.