Pasadena police detectives Saturday were investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting that occurred during a gun battle at the end of a pursuit and left an officer injured with a gunshot wound.
Officers attempted to pull over a 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage for a vehicle code violation near Walnut Street and Meridith Avenue at 3:10 p.m. Friday, according to Lt. William Grisafe of the Pasadena Police Department.
The driver did not yield and drove recklessly on Pasadena streets, authorities said, causing officers to call off the direct pursuit while a police helicopter tracked the suspect from above.
Officers later resumed the pursuit because the suspect allegedly continued to drive recklessly, and stopped the vehicle with a PIT maneuver near Corson Street and Allen Avenue at 3:35 p.m., at which point “an exchange of gunfire occurred between the suspect and officers,” Grisafe said.
An officer was wounded in the leg and the suspect was killed, according to Grisafe. The officer was taken to a hospital “in serious but stable condition.”
The suspect, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said three firearms were recovered from inside the suspect’s vehicle.