Suspect dies from wounds in El Sereno shootout with LAPD officers

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EL SERENO (CNS) – A suspect died today after an exchange of gunfire with police officers in the El Sereno area of Los Angeles.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at Lombardy Boulevard and Alhambra Avenue, Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section said.

The officers from the Hollenbeck Station were stopped at the intersection when the male with a handgun fired on them, Madison said.

The suspect ran westbound through an alley, exiting at Belleglade Avenue where there was an exchange of gunfire and more shots were fired as he continued eastbound on Alhambra Avenue, Madison said.

Paramedics took the wounded suspect to a hospital where he died, the officer said.

No officers were injured in the shootout and a handgun was recovered at the scene, he said.

A bullet hole was found in a police car, Madison said.

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