West Covina Police Pursue Driver After Reports of Burglary Suspect; Pursuit Ends in Compton

West Covina police were in pursuit of a driver Monday night following reports of a burglary suspect, authorities said.

Officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the pursuit was of a burglary suspect and said there were assisting police. No information has been released by authorities about when or where the pursuit started.

A car is seen being pursued by West Covina police before it reached the city of Compton just moments later, where the pursuit ended on the night of Feb. 12, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

A car is seen being pursued by West Covina police before it reached the city of Compton just moments later, where the pursuit ended on the night of Feb. 12, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

It ended by about 10:55 p.m. as seen in Sky5 footage, when it had reached the city of Compton. The driver appeared to be taken into custody by responding officers in an area of Long Beach Boulevard just south of the 91 Freeway.

The pursuit came to an end when one of the patrol vehicles following from behind did a pit maneuver to stop the fleeing vehicle. The driver exited the vehicle once stopped, apparently surrendering to law enforcement as he or she faced away with both arms in the air.

In the moments following, officers began searching the vehicle, opening the trunk door and looking through there and other areas of the vehicle.