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Robert Mark Diaz, 28
Los Angeles, California
May 13, 2016

Agencies: Los Angeles Police Department California LAPD

Last updated: 10 months ago

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A person was shot and killed and a Los Angeles police officer wounded late Friday in Boyle Heights when police exchanged gunfire with someone they were trying to stop, officials said.

Few details were available about the shooting, but preliminary information indicated that two gang officers driving near 7th and Lorena streets tried to make a pedestrian stop, LAPD Sgt. Frank Preciado said.

It was not immediately clear why the officers wanted to stop the person, he said.

The officers were “providing gang-suppression patrol” in the area, Officer Drake Madison said Saturday.