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An assault with a deadly weapon suspect who was shot and killed by officers at the end of a 15-minute-plus car chase in the Cypress Park area of Los Angeles was identified Monday by the coroner’s office as 34-year-old Jorge Trejo.
A police gang unit spotted Trejo about 11:45 p.m. Saturday in a small pickup truck with a camper shell in the area of Broadway and Griffith Avenue, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Frank Preciado of the Media Relations Section.
Trejo was the last remaining of three suspects not in custody for an Oct. 30 attack that involved a knife, shotgun and BB gun, Preciado said.
The police gang unit tried to pull Trejo over. The first officer- involved shooting occurred, where Trejo reportedly fired shots at officers and drove away, the police sergeant said.
During the chase, Trejo fired at officers in the area of 31st Street and Griffith Avenue and they, in return, fired at him.
Trejo fired at the police a third time during the chase, in the area of Avenue 26, east of the Pasadena (110) Freeway, and officers returned fire, he said.
A fourth and final officer-involved shooting occurred at Huron Street, south of Cypress Avenue, where Trejo was going north Huron Street, Preciado said.
Police said officers were able to stop the pickup truck with a PIT maneuver.
Preciado said Trejo pointed the shotgun at the officers, who shot him dead at the scene.
— City News Service
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