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LAPD Officers Shoot Man In Possession Of Ghost Gun In Boyle Heights

BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — Officers with Los Angeles Police Department shot a suspect in Boyle Heights on Friday, after witnessing the man leaving a place of business armed with a handgun.

The shooting took place just before 1:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon near Evergreen Avenue and Wabash Avenue, when the plainclothes officers noticed "a suspect, only described as a male in his late-20's, armed with a handgun," according to their incident report.

After attempting to detain the suspect, he fled, which prompted one of the officers to shoot him.

The man was transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition.

Authorities recovered a ghost gun, as well as a 30-round magazine at the scene.

No others were injured in the incident.

An investigation was launched as authorities continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

(© Copyright 2022 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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