A white man was shot dead by LAPD officers just after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, in the 1600 block of West Temple Street in Westlake. He has since been identified as 25-year-old Jack Schlesinger.
According to the Los Angeles Times, three officers were patrolling the neighborhood when they discovered a vehicle that had been reported as stolen. The suspected thief was thought to be armed and dangerous, LAPD Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger told the Times.
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When Schlesinger exited the vehicle armed with what Paysinger said appeared to be an AK-47 assault rifle, two of the officers opened fire, killing the 25-year-old.