Crime & Justice

​Los Angeles police shoot, kill man armed with steel pipe

File: Los Angeles Police Department police cars fill the intersection outside a Jack in the Box restaurant.
File: Los Angeles Police Department police cars fill the intersection outside a Jack in the Box restaurant.
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Los Angeles police shot and killed a man armed with a steel pipe.

Authorities say officers confronted the man around 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Olympic Boulevard and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles.

Video from witnesses shows the man holding a 5-foot pipe pacing in front of the Mikado restaurant on the southwest corner. Two police officers are 15 to 20 feet away pointing their guns at him.

Police say they used a Taser on the man but it was ineffective. 

Just before the shooting, video shows the man pacing away, and police moving forward a couple paces. Then, the man crouches, changes his grip on the pipe and walks back toward police. One of the officers shot two rounds from about 1o feet. The man immediately collapsed to the ground.

He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

The man's name and other details weren't immediately released.
Nobody else was hurt.

NBC4, our media partner, has more details about the shooting, including video from witness.

(Warning: Images may be disturbing.)

This story has been updated