Crime & Justice

LAPD kills man during Wilmington confrontation

Los Angeles police have shot a suspected prowler to death in the Wilmington area.

Lt. John Pasquariello says officers got a report of a suspected prowler in a residential area just after midnight Wednesday.

The lieutenant says the man got into a fight with officers and was shot. He was dead at a hospital.

His name wasn't immediately released.

Pasquariello says it's not immediately clear whether the man was armed.

He says one officer received minor head injuries during the fight and was taken to a hospital for examination.

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