LAPD fatally shoots armed man after Pacoima carjacking

Police shot dead a gunman in Pacoima Sunday night after he tried to force someone out of a car at gunpoint, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Several people reported a man armed with a handgun in the Laurel Canyon and Van Nuys Boulevards area around 10:40 p.m. The man pointed the gun at several people and tried, according to Sgt. Bruce Borihanh, an LAPD spokesman.

When officers arrived at the scene, police said the man opened fire and police returned fire. The man, described as in his 20s, was shot by police and taken into custody, according to authorities. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, Borihanh said.

No one else was injured during the shooting, and a handgun was recovered from the scene and is being held in evidence according to the LAPD. Investigators will interview multiple witnesses and review surveillance and bodycam video as part of the investigation into the shooting. LAPD fatally shoots armed man after Pacoima carjacking

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