LAPD SWAT team fatally shoots armed robbery suspect after he jumped off a 3rd story balcony w/ rifle

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Los Angeles police shot and killed an armed robbery suspect after serving a search and arrest warrant Thursday morning in Reseda, authorities said.

The shooting occurred about 4:45 a.m. in the 7900 block of Reseda Boulevard, in a residential area between Roscoe Boulevard and Sherman Way, according to the LAPD.

Police detectives and SWAT personnel were serving the warrant at the location when the wanted man emerged, armed with a rifle, authorities told ABC7 at the scene. Shortly after 5 a.m., he jumped from a balcony.

"He did exit, but he did not come willingly to the officers," said LAPD Det. Meghan Aguilar. "He was armed with a rifle. At which point the officers who saw him exit did give him commands to drop the rifle."

"Ultimately, though, an officer-involved shooting occurred."

"The suspect was struck by gunfire, and he was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased."

A rifle was taken into evidence at the scene. The suspect was identified only as a man in his late 30s.

No officers or bystanders were injured.

Details about the alleged armed robbery that led to the warrant were not immediately available.

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