LAPD police cruiser. Photo courtesy the LAPD
LAPD police cruiser. Photo courtesy the LAPD

Los Angeles police detectives fired on — but did not hit — a domestic violence suspect who allegedly confronted them Thursday in Panorama City and drove off, but was captured soon afterward.

The shooting followed two reports of assaults with a deadly weapon in the same area of Van Nuys, one about 8:45 a.m. and a second about 1:20 p.m., said Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department’s media relations office. Both were suspected domestic violence incidents, he said.

About 1:45 p.m. detectives working on an unrelated investigation spotted the suspect’s vehicle near Roscoe Boulevard and the Hollywood (170) Freeway and followed the suspect to the 8400 block of Dorrington Avenue, where the suspect, still in his vehicle, confronted the detectives, Madison said.

At that point, an officer-involved shooting occurred, but the suspect wasn’t hit and drove off, Madison said.

Other officers responding to the scene spotted the suspect in the area of Osborne Street and the Foothill (210) Freeway, where he was taken into custody without further incident, Madison said.

His name was not immediately released.

Wire reports 

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