Los Angeles police shoot, kill man wearing body armor during confrontation on Sunset Blvd.


A black vehicle covered with stickers is cornered by police cars at the corner of Fairfax Avenue and Sunset Boulevard where a body covered in a white sheet lies next to it in Los Angeles on April 24, 2021 in what appears to be an officer-involved shooting. – On the evening of the shooting the LAPD official twitter account read: There has been an Officer-Involved Shooting on Sunset Blvd. near Fairfax in Hollywood Division. Around 2:35 p.m. officers were heading to a radio call with their lights and sirens on when a car pulled in front of them, stopped suddenly and reversed into the police car. The driver of the car exited, was wearing body armor, and had his right hand concealed behind him. He moved toward the officers who had exited their patrol car. He counted “3, 2, 1” and began to move his arm to the front of his body, at which time there was an officer involved shooting. The man was struck by gunfire and pronounced deceased at scene. Force Investigation Division detectives are on scene conducting interviews and gathering evidence. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department says officers killed a man wearing body armor Saturday after he backed his vehicle into a police car and confronted the officers.

Police say the shooting happened at 2:37 p.m., after officers in Hollywood responding to a call were cut off by a vehicle in front of them on Sunset Boulevard.

Police say the driver hit his brakes and backed into the police car. Police say the driver then got out of the car and confronted the officers.

Police say the man was struck by gunfire and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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