A car-theft suspect who led Los Angeles Police Department officers on a six-minute chase from North Hollywood to Burbank was shot and killed Thursday, in the second deadly LAPD shooting in four days.
The shooting occurred around 1:45 a.m. in a cul-de-sac near the intersection of National Avenue and North Pass Avenue. The stolen car and a patrol car collided at that location, according to the LAPD.
Police initially reported that the suspect had repeatedly rammed the patrol vehicle, but investigators later determined that was not the case, said LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery.
“I just want to clarify that in this particular case, there was no multiple ramming of the police vehicle,” Montgomery told Fox11.
LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado said an officer on the passenger side of the patrol car opened fire on the suspect, who then ran off. He was chased by officers before collapsing near an alley off North Pass Street. No shots were fired during the foot pursuit, Preciado said.
Burbank firefighters declared the man dead at the scene. His name was withheld pending notification of his relatives.
The LAPD’s earlier fatal officer-involved shooting occurred Sunday afternoon on Skid Row near downtown Los Angeles. Killed in that shooting was a homeless Cameroonian who allegedly tried to grab an officer’s weapon during a scuffle.
—City News Service