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Eddie Phongsavad, 45

Eddie Phongsavad, a 45-year-old Asian man, was fatally shot by Los Angeles police Sunday, April 13, in the 5200 block of Sunset Boulevard in East Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly after 3:30 p.m., officers responded to a call of vandalism at a 99 Cents Only Store, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. Before the officers arrived, they were told that the man had a knife.

When officers arrived, they saw a man, later identified as Phongsavad, with a knife outside the store.

“The suspect confronted officers, and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” according to the release. The release did not say whether both officers shot at Phongsavad.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced Phongsavad dead at the scene at 4 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

The LAPD’s Force Investigation Division responded and is handling the investigation.

The Times has requested the names of the officer or officers involved in the shooting and will update this post with further information.

Anyone with information is asked to call the division at (213) 486-5230. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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