LOS FELIZ — L.A. Now reports that the man who was shot by police Friday evening was not armed. Officers had said they fired at the man because it appeared that he had a weapon as he raised his arm wrapped in a towel, according to initial police reports.
The shooting took place at about 6:35 p.m. on Los Feliz Boulevard and Tica Drive after the man, standing on the curb on the south side of the street, began yelling at officers as they were passing by in heavy traffic, said LAPD spokesman Tony Im
The man was in critical condition, Im said. The officers, who work in the LAPD division that provides security at city facilities, were not injured.
Los Feliz Boulevard was still shut down around 11 p.m. as the investigation continued.
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