A fugitive wanted for crimes in Nebraska was shot and killed by federal authorities outside a medical building in the 6300 block of Wilshire Boulevard. (photo by Edwin Folven)
A fugitive wanted by the U.S Marshals Service was shot and killed by law enforcement authorities around 11:20 a.m. on Nov. 13 as they attempted to take him into custody outside a medical building at 6360 Wilshire Blvd.
The Los Angeles Police Department was notified shortly before 11:30 a.m. and officers converged on the location. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene, LAPD spokesman J Chavez said.
The U.S Marshals Service is overseeing the investigations because it was a deputy-involved shooting. Authorities said a U.S. Marshals Service Task Force was attempting to arrest the wanted fugitive, whose name was not provided. The man was exiting a pharmacy in the building and brandished a handgun when confronted, authorities said. A deputy United States marshal and a special agent from Homeland Security Investigations fired at the suspect, who was reportedly struck in the head, according to media reports.
The man had a warrant for his arrest issued in Nebraska for marijuana distribution and money laundering charges, authorities said. The U.S Marshals Service said the special agent was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. An individual was also reportedly injured by a law enforcement dog, according to media reports, but it was not confirmed whether the agent was the person injured. The U.S. Marshals Service declined to provide further details about the incident.