Los Angeles, CA – In the early hours of Thursday, March 21, morning, an armed robbery suspect was shot and killed by Los Angeles police during the execution of a search and arrest warrant in Reseda. The incident took place at around 4:45 a.m. on Reseda Boulevard, in a residential area between Roscoe Boulevard and Sherman Way.

A team of police detectives and SWAT personnel were on-site to carry out the warrant when the wanted man, armed with a rifle, emerged, as confirmed by authorities at the scene. By shortly after 5 a.m., he jumped from a balcony, engaging with the officers.

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LAPD Detective Meghan Aguilar revealed, “He did exit, but he did not come willingly to the officers. He was armed with a rifle. At which point the officers who saw him exit did give him commands to drop the rifle.” However, despite the repeated commands, the suspect did not comply.

As a result, an officer-involved shooting ensued, with the suspect being struck by gunfire. He was then immediately transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

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Law enforcement officials secured the rifle, considering it as crucial evidence. The suspect, who was in his late 30s, has not been identified beyond that description.

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Thankfully, no officers or bystanders were injured during the encounter.

Further details regarding the specific armed robbery that led to the warrant being issued were not readily available at the time of reporting.

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