Murder Suspect Streamed Police Shootout

A suspected killer being pursued by LAPD officers near Hawthorne Thursday streamed live video of a shootout on Facebook Live.

The recording, which has since been taken down from the Facebook site, showed the man holding a handgun and walking towards officers before gunshots were heard and the stream ended, according to KABC-TV, which viewed the video on an individual's cellphone.

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The LAPD said it was aware of the video and confirmed it was from Thursday's incident, which started when a man identified by Chief Charlie Beck as, "Knox," was tailed by plainclothes detectives from a home near 117th and Avalon Streets.

The surveillance turned into a pursuit, which ended in the gunfight in Hawthorne.

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