LOS ANGELES -- A reputed gang member was shot to death in a gun battle with police in South Los Angeles, authorities said.
Patrolling officers stopped a man on a skateboard for questioning at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Jefferson Park area, Officer Norma Eisenman said.
The man, whose identity was not immediately released, got off the board and ran between some houses with officers in pursuit, she said.
As the officers turned a corner, the man began firing a handgun, Eisenman said.
The officers fired back, hitting the man. No officers were hurt, Eisenman said.
A .357-caliber revolver was recovered near his body, she said.