- Associated Press - Thursday, September 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities have identified a man fatally shot by police in a state office building in Los Angeles after he simulated having a gun with an aluminum can inside a paper bag and ordered employees to get on the ground.

Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter identified the man Thursday as 42-year-old Timothy Darrell Elam.

The California Highway Patrol said Elam had followed an employee into the Ronald Reagan State Office Building in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday morning.

They said Elam had his hands covered with a paper bag and was in an “aggressive shooting stance” when he ordered everyone to get on the floor.

A CHP officer who was patrolling the building confronted the suspect, and several shots were fired.

Police said they were still investigating a possible motive.

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