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At least one LAPD officer was involved in a shooting that led to a death at the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday.

Police responded to multiple calls of a man walking around the area with a handgun and officers spotted a man who fit the description with what was seemingly a gun, according to LAPD.

After the officers opened fire, the suspect was shot and later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

“Exactly what that suspect did with that handgun that led the officers to fire at him, will be determined through body worn cameras and through interviewing the officers and the multiple witnesses who were here before the shooting,” LAPD detective Meghan Aguilar said Thursday. “The suspect was struck by gunfire and transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.”

The incident occurred around between 11:20 a.m. and 11:55 a.m. on the intersection of Wilcox Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard.

A replica handgun was found on scene and interviews are being conducted with people who may have been assaulted by the suspect.

As of this writing, the Hollywood Boulevard area is still blocked off as the incident is being investigated.

LA Weekly