An armed man wanted for kidnapping surrendered after an hourlong standoff with deputies following a pursuit that ended in a gun battle in South Los Angeles.
The man, driving a white SUV, swerved through busy streets, nearly hit a skateboarder and waved at cars to let him through intersections, aerial footage showed.
The chase finally ended on a residential street near West 43rd Street and Vermont Avenue (map) around 5:30 p.m.
The man got out of the SUV and began walking toward deputies waving a gun and shouting, aerial video showed.
At that point, several shots were exchanged between the man and deputies.
He was hit at least once in the upper torso and ran behind his vehicle, before walking toward a home where he collapsed on the front porch, video showed.
The man, identified by family members as Miguel Hector Pugo, was later seen sitting up on the porch and drinking water from the hose.
Blood stains on the front of his T-shirt and on his back were clearly visible. His gun could also be seen on the porch next to him.
Deputies had blocked off the neighborhood and were communicating with the gunman, according to officials at the scene.
After surrendering, the man was transported to the hospital. His condition was not known.
The gun believed to have been used by the suspect was recovered at the scene, according to a news release from the LAPD.
No deputies were injured.
The kidnapping charge against the suspect originated on March 8, when he was accused of kidnapping his wife of two years at gunpoint and pistol whipping her, according to Lt. Eddie Hernandez with Sheriff’s Department.
The woman was able to escape after the suspect stopped at the victim’s mother’s house to allow her to use the restroom, according to the news release.
On Friday, deputies spotted his vehicle on West 99th Street and Budlong Avenue, Hernandez said.
When deputies tried to pull him over, he accelerated and the pursuit ensued, according to Hernandez.