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LAPD Gundown Armed Man in Busy Intersection of Hollywood

December 6, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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Police officers from the LAPD shot and killed an armed man near the city’s bustling Hollywood and Highland intersection.

Police responded to the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue on Friday night after receiving a call of an assault with a deadly weapon.

Upon arriving at the scene, they found a man wielding a knife and fired off at least one round at him, according to officer Jane Kim, of the LA Police Department’s Media Relations Office.

The critically wounded man was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he died, according to KTLA. No officers were injured.

The shooting took place around 7pm at the busy intersection in the center of Hollywood, which was blocked off to all traffic.

Lisa Bregman was driving through the intersection the moment the shooting took place and said she heard multiple gunshots, she then looked up and saw a man lying on the ground.

‘It was more than one or two,’ the social media strategist, who took a photo of the scene, told BuzzFeed in relation to the number of gunshots. ‘Like maybe three or four.’

She also said that the man looked to be still breathing as he was taken away by ambulance, while people in the area told her he had been armed with a knife.

Video below shows the man fatally wounded on the ground moments after police shot him.

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