A police yellow tape is seen at the Burlington Coat Factory store in North Hollywood
A 14-year-old girl was killed by a stray bullet after a Los Angeles Police Officer opened fire on a man assaulting a woman in a North Hollywood clothing store on Thursday, police said.
LA Police Capt. Stacy Sell said police responded to reports of an assault and shots being fired at the Burlington Coat Factory store in North Hollywood just before noon.
When an officer arrived, Sell said the cop opened fire on the suspect, killing him and a 14-year-old girl who was hiding in the store dressing room with her mother.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange said the suspect and the victim were pronounced dead at the scene.
‘While conducting that search for the suspect, the officers encountered an individual who was in the process of assaulting another, and an officer-involved…