LAPD Officer-Involved Shooting Closes Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood

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The suspect was killed.

A deadly officer-involved shooting took place Monday morning in the area of Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Hollywood when a man allegedly armed with a machete robbed an auto parts store. 

Police received a call around 11:30 a.m. for a robbery in the area and a subsequent carjacking, Lt. Chris Ramirez, spokesman for the L.A.P.D., said during a media conference.

The suspect allegedly hit two police cars with the car he stole before getting out and running on foot, still with the weapon, Ramirez said. The shooting took place shortly thereafter.

The suspect died at the hospital, police said. One officer suffered minor injuries. 

Sunset Boulevard was closed in both directions and was likely to remain closed for several hours as the investigation proceeds, police said.