LAPD Investigating Pursuit That Ended With Man Shot and Killed

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More than 12 hours after a police pursuit in downtown Los Angeles came to a violent end, members of the Los Angeles Police Department were still at the scene investigating the circumstances of the deadly confrontation.

KTLA 5 contacted the LAPD Saturday, however, the police department would not comment on the incident.


Police pursuit driver of silver Corvette across SoCal streets. (Credit: KTLA)

In video captured by Sky5, officers appeared to shoot the driver of a silver Corvette who had led them on a pursuit across Southern California.

The chase began with East L.A. sheriff’s deputies around 9 p.m. near Firestone Boulevard in South Gate.

The man, who at times was driving without his headlights on, was being pursued for reckless driving and possible DUI, according to sheriff’s officials.

At one point, deputies backed off the Corvette and allowed the department’s airship to follow the car through Cudahy, Huntington Park, South Gate and Walnut Park.

The LAPD picked up the chase when the driver entered the South Los Angeles area.


The pursuit ended near Olympic Boulevard and Los Angeles Street, Downtown Los Angeles, Dec. 13, 2013 (KTLA)

The pursuit came to an end in Downtown L.A. around 10:30 p.m. when the Corvette slammed into another vehicle and a fire hydrant near Olympic Boulevard and Los Angeles Street.

The driver stumbled out of the Corvette and appeared to be trying to flee on foot.

But video from Sky5 showed the driver collapse on the sidewalk next to the car after apparently being shot by police.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics and later transported to a hospital, where he died.