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Man Described as Armed and Agitated Killed by North Hollywood LAPD Officer

The deadly shooting on the 7700 block of Ethel Avenue occurs at 5:44 a.m.

A Los Angeles police officer shot and killed a man this morning outside a North Hollywood house on the 7700 block of Ethel Avenue around 5:44 a.m.

Officers initially arrived at the house responding to a call of of a "415 man," which means a man creating a disturbance, and found a man in the driveway armed with a gun, according to Sgt. Mitzi Fiero of the LAPD Media Relations Section.

"He was agitated. The officers ordered him to drop his weapon," said Fiero at the scene of the shooting. "He refused and in fact he started moving towards the officers. The officers were actually backing up to get away from him to give themselves more time while continuing to order him to drop his weapon. At that point, an officer-involved shooting occurred."

According to Fiero, the man was struck in the upper torso and immediately went down. LAFD medical personel pronounced the man dead at the scene. Nobody else was injured in the incident.

Fiero also said that the man lived in the home. Police have not yet released a name or any other details about the man who was shot.

sm January 26, 2012 at 08:40 AM
If this was your son or your loved one will you think the same way ......I think I/we all have the right to protected our house with a gun and no one even the cops are not allowed to shot ppl in there own property that is stupid. now i will never call the cops for help the family called 911 for help not to kill there own 22year old son.. Now im thinking i need protection from the police and not the public.... Not all cops know what there job duties are ........
Marcus January 26, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Yuppies love cops...
sm January 27, 2012 at 08:04 AM
Next thing we know is we are going to reach for our wallet when getting a traffic ticket, we get shot......poor people are getting killed left and right. the other north hollywood shooting by cops a gain he just had a bi-bi gun and his son told the cops his dad only has a bi-bi gun what happen to the robber bullets or taser guns ......
TT January 28, 2012 at 06:05 PM
As far as i know the cops are trained well enough to know where to shoot. I am sure that same cop had enough training to shoot a person to wound him. What I'm trying to say, there should be a difference between shooting someone to kill and shooting someone to wound and proceed from there. Also, it never mentions in the article that the person was holding the gun or pointing on someone... he could have had the gun in his pocket and not even touching the gun... in my opinion the cops had many other options but not to shoot to kill...
Laurie Freitag January 28, 2012 at 06:44 PM
well once again..the media gives us info but not enough info. and it's Laurie, Maria, not Laura. You'd think if people could remember your names they could at least remember also that all life is precious...that could have been someone you know having a bad day having too many beers. I just can't go to that place of 'just shoot the guy dead'. I just too connected to the human race. Police need to stop the "bad guys" but not kill them.

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