Man in critical condition after being shot by police in South Los Angeles

A man who was shot by police after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers in South Los Angeles was hospitalized in critical condition, the Los Angeles Police Department announced Saturday night.

Just before 1 p.m. Thursday, police received a radio call about a possible assault with a deadly weapon near 54th Street and Manhattan Place after a man reportedly pointed a gun at an unidentified person. .

Officers from the LAPD's 77th Street Community Precinct were responding to an unrelated radio call about three blocks west, near 54th Street and Gramercy Place, when they saw a man walking through Chesterfield Square Park and “recognized him.” as the possible suspect” of the assault. with a deadly weapon call, the department said in a statement.

Los Angeles police identified him as José Robles.

When officers spoke with Robles, he “failed to comply with officers' orders to drop the gun he was holding” and pointed it at them, the statement said.

Police shot Robles, who “dropped the gun and fell to the ground,” the statement said. He had multiple injuries.

Paramedics took Robles to a local hospital. No one else was injured.

An air pistol with a removable magazine was recovered at the scene. according to the LAPD statementwhich he said had “the appearance of a semi-automatic pistol.”

The department's Force Investigation Division is investigating the shooting. No further details were provided.

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