The Los Angeles police fatally shot a man who opened fire at officers during a traffic stop in South L.A. early Wednesday morning, according to authorities.
The incident occurred around 1 a.m. near the intersection of Western and Florence avenues, as reported by the Los Angeles Police Department.
While officers were conducting the traffic stop, an unidentified man, who was unrelated to the stop, approached them and began shooting in their direction, stated the LAPD.
Two out of the three officers present at the scene returned fire and struck the gunman. The suspect was declared dead at the scene.
Fortunately, no officers were injured in the altercation. The LAPD recovered a 9-millimeter “ghost gun” from the scene.
Following the shooting, five individuals were detained at an illegal marijuana dispensary located nearby and later arrested. Initially, the police had mentioned that six people were arrested.
It remains unclear whether the individuals in custody have any connection to the gunman.
Authorities clarified that the driver involved in the traffic stop was unarmed and not detained.