Crime & Justice

​LAPD motorcycle officer shoots, kills man in South LA


A motorcycle officer with the Los Angeles Police Department shot and killed a man during a traffic stop in South L.A. Tuesday afternoon, according to a department spokesman and a report from the Associated Press.
 
The officer-involved shooting occurred around 3:30 p.m. in the 400 block of West Century Boulevard.
 
“During the traffic stop, a passenger exited the vehicle and an OIS took place,” said Officer Tony Im.  The suspect, who has not been identified, was taken to a local hospital.
 
Police recovered two handguns at the scene, according to Im.
 
When the shooting occurred, the driver fled in a dark sedan, said Im. Officers are searching for the car.
 
It’s unclear what prompted the officer to shoot.

This story has been updated.