The Latest: Police say teen killed after firing on officer

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a 14-year-old by Los Angeles police (all times local):

12:20 p.m.

Los Angeles police say an officer investigating a report of people tagging a wall with gang graffiti killed a 14-year-old boy after the teen fired on the officer during a brief foot chase.

Deputy Chief Robert Arcos told reporters Wednesday that a witness says the youth fired on one of two officers Tuesday night. The officer was not hurt.

Police displayed a photo of a long-barreled revolver they say the teenager was carrying when he was killed.

Arcos says an investigation of the shooting in the Boyle Heights neighborhood was ongoing and included video from body cameras worn by both officers.


7:30 a.m.

Los Angeles police are investigating the fatal shooting of a teenager by a gang detail officer.

Officer Jane Kim says the shooting occurred Tuesday evening after a foot pursuit of a suspect with a gun in Boyle Heights.

Kim says a handgun was recovered at the scene, where an investigation remains active Wednesday morning.

Police only described the person killed as a male Hispanic. The Los Angeles County coroner's office says he was a 14-year-old boy whose name is being withheld.

Kim says the officers involved were wearing body cameras and they were activated, but it's not yet known how much of the events were recorded.

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