Man slain by po­lice iden­ti­fied

Los Angeles Times - - Latextra - — An­drew Blankstein

A heav­ily armed man who was shot and killed by Los An­ge­les po­lice of­fi­cers af­ter a con­fronta­tion dur­ing a traf­fic stop in Echo Park was iden­ti­fied Wed­nes­day as Jack Sch­lesinger, whom au­thor­i­ties de­scribed as a parolee with mul­ti­ple weapons con­vic­tions.

Sch­lesinger had con­vic­tions dat­ing to at least 2002, when he was sen­tenced to four years in state prison for shoot­ing into an in­hab­ited dwelling, au­thor­i­ties said.

He was con­victed sev­eral ad­di­tional times and was re­leased from prison April 22, 2010, but failed to re­port to his pa­role of­fi­cer.

LAPD de­tec­tives said that Sch­lesinger was sus­pected in a se­ries of armed rob­beries in the San Fer­nando Val­ley and that the car he was rid­ing in Tues­day when he was stopped by po­lice was re­ported stolen in a car­jack­ing.

When of­fi­cers stopped him, Sch­lesinger got out of the ve­hi­cle armed with an SKS as­sault ri­fle and turned to­ward the of­fi­cers, po­lice said. Two of­fi­cers opened fire, killing him.

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