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LAPD officers shoot a person after responding to a call for help

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Los Angeles police shot a man after responding to a call for help on Tuesday.

The reported shooting happened on 28th Street west of Central Avenue at around 4:45 p.m. Units were originally called to the area after someone reported an armed suspect walking up and down the street with a "sharp metal pole," which was nearly a foot in length, according to Los Angeles Police Department. 

However, more police responded to the area in droves after units received an "officer needs help call."

The shooting reportedly occurred as the suspect approached officers, following several denied commands to drop the object. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead hours later, at around 8 p.m. 

No officers were injured in the incident. 

This is the second person shot by the Los Angeles Police Department in two days. On Monday, police fatally shot a man accused of violating a domestic violence restraining order.

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