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Ryan Joseph, 19
Los Angeles, California
December 18, 2016

Agencies: Los Angeles Police Department California LAPD

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A suspect was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting in South Los Angeles Sunday night.

Los Angeles Police Department Metropolitan Division officers shot a suspect near 60th Street and Western Avenue at about 8:30 p.m., according to authorities.

Police said the gunfire erupted after officers witnessed the suspect holding what was believed to be a weapon in his waistband. The suspect ran near an apartment building and the officer-involved shooting occurred, authorities said.

The suspect was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No officers were injured in the shooting.

Police said a weapon was recovered at the scene. No further information was released.