LAPD shoots, kills an armed man who had kidnapped in Downtown LA

The Los Angeles Police Department shot and killed a man after he was abducted Friday night, police said.

The LAPD responded to reports of a man with a gun near Eighth Street and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles around 4:10 p.m. the police said.

The man, who was not identified by police, tried to shoot the man in the face – the gun did not fire – and shot at several other people, including a 14-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the head.

The teenager received treatment at a local hospital and is expected to live, police added.

The man then got into an altercation with several other people before entering a flat on Sixth and Main Street, where he took a woman with a gun to her head, police said.

“Since the acts of violence have already taken place for fear that the suspect would be killed if caught, SWAT entered the apartment,” the LAPD sent a tweet.

The man was shot by police during a meeting and died on the spot, police said.

The authorities seized a rifle, and the woman was taken to a nearby hospital, where police added extra force.


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