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Los Angeles police fatally shoot armed driver after pursuit

June 28, 2021 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police fatally shot an armed man Monday morning after a pursuit, authorities said.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to Los Angeles police Officer Tony Im.

The incident began in the city’s Pacoima neighborhood shortly before 10 a.m. when officers saw a driver commit an alleged traffic violation, Im said. They tried to pull him over but he refused to stop.

They pursued him onto Interstate 5, Im said. The driver exited the freeway and lost control of his vehicle.

The driver then allegedly got out of the vehicle with a handgun, prompting at least one officer to open fire. Im said he did not know if the driver fired his weapon.

No officers were injured.

Monday’s shooting was the seventh one this year where Los Angeles police officers fatally shot a person, according to the Los Angeles Times.