A man was taken to a hospital after being wounded in an officer- shooting in Hollywood early Sunday, said police, who closed part of Hollywood Boulevard for their investigation.

According to detective Meghan Aguilar,the shooting occurred just after 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Cherokee Avenue. Los Angeles Police Department representatives say officers saw a man point a gun at a group of men when the officer-involved shooting occurred.

Police eventually identified the man with a gun as Tegan James Stephans, 33, of Las Vegas. He was in stable condition Sunday at around noon and has been booked on a charge of exhibiting a firearm in the presence of a police officer, according to an LAPD news release.


The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Tegan James Stephens, and three other men were in a parking lot. Officers who were on foot in the area saw the group and noticed that the interactions between Stephens and the men seemed to be aggressive.

As the officers watched the interactions, Stephens walked near the back of a white Range Rover SUV and removed a handgun from the vehicle. The officers said they saw Stephens begin to follow the three men who were walking away.

That is the moment officers opened fire on Stephens. Los Angeles paramedics responded to the scene shortly after the shooting, and Stephens was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.

No officer was hurt n this incident.