Boyle Heights burglary suspect fatally shot by police

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — A burglary suspect was shot and killed by police Sunday night after holding an elderly man at knifepoint in his apartment.

Officers of the LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division responded to a radio call of a burglary on Park Paseo Lane at 8:30 p.m., said LAPD spokesman Drake Madison. When the officers arrived, the suspect was holding an elderly man at knifepoint. The suspect died at the scene after being shot by the officers.

ABC 7 said the suspected burglar was shot while inside the 80-year-old victim’s apartment.

The victim did not sustain injuries and was taken to the Hollenbeck station for questioning. The suspect’s identity will be released once officers notify next of kin.

Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

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