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LAPD Officer Shoots And Kills Armed Man In Venice

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A man armed with an assault rifle was shot and killed by a police officer responding to a domestic violence call Friday night in Venice. Police arrived at the man's home around 8:30 p.m. after receiving a call to "keep the peace," according to the LAPD. They met a woman at the scene who reported the man was destroying property inside the home on Venice Boulevard.

Upon entering the home, police found the man armed with a rifle, after which the officer-involved shooting occurred, according to the LAPD. The man was transported to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he died, according to the L.A. Times. No one else was injured, according to City News Service.

An investigation is still underway. LAPD has not released information on what prompted the officer to shoot the armed man.

This shooting not far from Santa Monica, where a separate gunfight occurred Friday evening.