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LINCOLN HEIGHTS – One person was shot by officers this afternoon as they responded to a call of an attempted suicide, according to the LAPD.
The shooting took place at about 4:30 p.m. in the 3400 block of Manitou Avenue, said LAPD spokesman Mike Lopez. The officers were responding to a call about a person who may have been trying to stab fatally stab themselves. No officers were injured. Lopez did not have further details.
Update @ 9:35 PM: The man, described as a male Latino, died after being transported to a hospital for treatment, Lopez said.
Officers shot the man in the breezeway of an apartment building after he failed to drop a large hunting knife and advanced on the officers, he said.