A man who allegedly shot at police in Inglewood and then held SWAT officers at bay for about three hours was in custody Friday.
No one was injured by the gunfire, according to Inglewood police Lt. Cardell Hurt.
A resident called police to report a man with a gun in Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles at 621 W. Manchester Blvd. around 2 p.m. Thursday, Hurt said.
Officers responded and saw the suspect get into a car and drive away as they followed. The suspect stopped the car and got out running, prompting a foot pursuit, Hurt said.
At some point during the chase, the man shot at officers but it wasn’t immediately clear what prompted him to open fire, Hurt said.
The shots were fired in the area of Queen and Oak streets, near Manchester Boulevard. Then the man dropped the handgun before fleeing into an apartment complex, police said.
A SWAT team surrounded the area and crisis negotiators began trying to coax the suspect into surrendering. At one point, the suspect was seen on a roof within the containment area.
Police tweeted about 6:20 p.m. that the man surrendered and was in custody.
The suspect’s gun was recovered at the scene, Hurt said. His name was not immediately released.
—City News Service
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