Pursuit Suspects Shot at by Police, 2 Outstanding

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Investigators are on the hunt for two men who led South Gate police on a chase that ended with officers opening fire.

The shooting occurred around 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening near the intersection of Montara Avenue and Tweedy Boulevard.

South Gate police officers were responding to a carjacking in the area that allegedly left one man stabbed as the suspect made away with his black GMC Sierra.

A short time later, the vehicle was found abandoned about a half mile away from the scene.

While watching the vehicle, officers spotted four suspects approaching the car and removing items from inside.

When they approached the men, they jumped into a waiting white Ford Taurus and sped from the scene.

They led police on a short pursuit before crashing into the fence of a home at the intersection of 97th and Grape streets.

The suspects jumped out of the wrecked car and took off on foot, running in opposite directions on Grape street.

One of the suspects, a 17-year-old, was shot by an officer in front of the Jordan Downs Housing Project and was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition.

No firearm was found at the scene, though a screwdriver was found.

An officer shot at two other suspects but nobody was hit, and the two men got away.

The fourth suspect, a 25-year-old was also shot at by officers and was taken into custody without injury.  He was also found to be carrying a screwdriver.

The stabbing victim was taken to the hospital and later released.

The two outstanding suspects are both described as Hispanic males. No further description has been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 323-890-5500.

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5 comments

  • Strike Force

    Police, please aim for the heads of these wannabe tough guys wetb@cks and pavement apes who shoot at you or run from you. Save the tax payers some money.

  • publicnme

    Who taught you guys how to shoot .Shoot Center Visible Body Mass, No warning shots,No leg shots ,No shooting the gun out of their hand.Shoot to kill/end the threat/ until the perpetrator stops moving.

  • jazzieisaOG

    Here we go again with the BS, my brother was not at fault, he was just running from the scene of a crime in a stolen car and they shot him for no reason. Give me a break with that BS tell your brother to take his criminal a** back to Mexico and do that BS.
    Everytime one of you illegals get caught it's the same sorry excuse the police were wrong. Pop-pi is a good kid with nine children who love him, Pop-pi is a good gang banger. Go to Hell-o let Pop-pi rot his butt in jail with his other relatives.


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