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Los Angeles police shoot, injure man in Hollywood after coming across argument


LOS ANGELES — A Las Vegas man has been shot and injured by Los Angeles police officers in an early-morning confrontation in a Hollywood parking lot.

The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers were patrolling on foot around 2 a.m. when they came upon an argument between 33-year-old Tegan James Stephens and three other men.

The officers saw Stephens get a handgun from his SUV and begin to follow the other men.

Police opened fire, striking Stephens.

LAPD spokesman Mike Lopez says details such as how many officers opened fire, how many shots were fired and more information about the interaction between Stephens and the officers prior to the shooting are being withheld pending further investigation.

Stephens was booked for exhibiting a firearm in the presence of a police officer.

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