Man livestreams LA po­lice shootout

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

LOS AN­GE­LES — A homi­cide sus­pect livestreamed on Face­book as he traded gun­fire with po­lice, even­tu­ally shoot­ing a Los An­ge­les spe­cial weapons and tac­tics of­fi­cer be­fore a po­lice round struck him, a law en­force­ment of­fi­cial said.

Both the sus­pect and of­fi­cer, whose names have not been re­leased, are ex­pected to sur­vive, Los An­ge­les Po­lice Chief Char­lie Beck said Thurs­day.

The of­fi­cial who spoke about the livestream­ing was not au­tho­rized to dis­cuss an on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion and spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity.

The of­fi­cial said the video, which cap­tured at least part of the en­counter, showed the man shout­ing as he pointed a hand­gun at of­fi­cers with gun­shots ring­ing around him. At one point he yells that the of­fi­cers are “about to kill me.”

The man was one of four peo­ple wanted in con­nec­tion with a gang-re­lated killing in late March, Beck said.

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