Police shoot, kill suspect in downtown LA's Skid Row; Video of shooting surfaces
Update 5:50 p.m.: Suspect pronounced dead; No weapon recovered
The suspect in Sunday's shooting has been pronounced dead, LAPD confirmed Sunday.
No weapon has been recovered from the scene, police said.
Central Division officer Dave Romero said police responded to several simultaneous calls of robbery and battery shortly after 11:30 a.m. outside the Union Rescue Mission at 545 San Pedro Street.
"They get to the location; officers encounter the suspect," he said. "During that time a use-of-force occurs and an officer-involved shooting ensues."
One officer was injured in the scuffle, Romero said, but is expected to recover.
The shooting is now under investigation by LAPD's Force Investigation Division.
"It's a lengthy investigation," Romero said. "They interview witnesses at the scene. They try to recover any video evidence so they can view that and see if it's the same or any different from the statements they're receiving from officers and from witnesses."
Update 5:10 p.m.: Video of Skid Row shooting surfaces
Video of police firing on a man in the heart of L.A.'s Skid Row surfaced Sunday afternoon. In the video, at least five officers are seen attempting to arrest a man and woman on San Pedro Street.
One of the officers shouts at the suspect to "drop the gun" before firing. At least five shots can he heard. It's not clear if more than one officer fired. (Warning: This video contains graphic language and violence.)
Update 2:58 p.m.: Police shoot, injure suspect in downtown LA's Skid Row
Streets in downtown Los Angeles were closed off after police shot and injured an individual in the area Los Angeles Sunday morning.
LAPD spokesman Jack Richter said officers responded to 5th and San Pedro streets in the heart of L.A.'s Skid Row shortly after 11:30 a.m.
"There was an altercation between two people," Richter said. "During that encounter, one of them was shot" by police.
The injured individual was treated by paramedics and taken to a nearby hospital, CBS reported.
The circumstances behind the incident are not yet clear. Richter said detectives at the scene Sunday afternoon were trying to determine what happened.