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Keith Watkins, a 40-year-old black man, was shot and killed by police Sunday, Sept. 18, in the 1100 block of West 53rd Street in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Officers responded to a call regarding a party about 10:45 p.m., according to Sgt. Rudy Alaniz of the LAPD's 77th Street station. When the units arrived, Watkins ran from the party and officers chased him.
During the foot chase, Watkins drew a gun and one of the officers fired, Alaniz said.
Watkins was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured.