A man who allegedly pointed a handgun at law enforcement officers was shot Saturday in Lynwood, officials said.
His wounds were not considered life-threatening.
Police officers from the city of Bell began pursuing a motorist in a black SUV who they said was driving recklessly, with the chase continuing for approximately 40 minutes, weaving in out of the Bell Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department jurisdictions, the Sheriff’s Information Bureau reported.
At about 3 a.m., authorities used spike strips to disable the suspect’s SUV, which continued westbound on Imperial Highway and came to rest at State Street in Lynwood.
The motorist, the lone occupant inside the SUV, allegedly leaned out of the driver’s window and pointed a handgun at sheriff’s deputies and Bell police officers.
The shooting occurred and the suspect, a man in his late 30s, was taken to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries. A handgun was recovered from the suspect’s SUV, authorities said.
No deputies or officers were injured in the confrontation.
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