09/29/2010 02:06 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

AK-47 Toting Suspect Killed In Echo Park Shootout

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- There was a deadly shooting Tuesday between LAPD officers and a felony suspect who allegedly opened fire on them with an AK-47 assault rifle.

The shooting happened late Tuesday afternoon in the 1600 block of Temple Ave, not far from Echo Park.

LAPD officials say officers were following the convicted felon through the Downtown L.A. area when suddenly he stopped, stepped out of his car and opened fire at officers with the assault rifle.

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