Southbound 101 Freeway Shut Down in Hollywood After Pursuit Ends In Police Shooting

The southbound 101 Freeway through Hollywood was shut down for six hours Sunday afternoon in the wake of a police shooting.

Los Angeles police investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting near the 101 Freeway and Melrose Avenue on Nov. 18, 2018.

Los Angeles police investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting near the 101 Freeway and Melrose Avenue on Nov. 18, 2018.

The incident began as a pursuit shortly before 4 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said via social media.

Officers had been chasing a Range Rover when the pursuit got onto the southbound 101 Freeway, police said.

"The suspect (exited) the car with a handgun and an OIS occurred," police said in a Tweet.

The man continued fleeing police on foot, running across the freeway and fleeing into a nearby residential neighborhood, Sgt. Frank Preciado said. Residents of an apartment building called 911 to reports the man was trying to break in.

The suspect was taken into custody with the help of a police dog and hospitalized with injuries not considered to be threatening, officials said. The suspect's gun was found at the scene.

No officers were hurt. No further information was available.

All lanes of the southbound freeway was shut down at Melrose Avenue due to the investigation and searched for at least one suspect, according to the California Highway Patrol. The Sig Alert was cleared about 10 p.m.