LAPD Patrol Vehicle Rams Stolen SUV, Bringing Chase to End in South Park

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A suspect in a South Los Angeles area chase was taken into custody Thursday afternoon after a police vehicle rammed the stolen SUV he was driving — bringing the pursuit to an end.

The suspect involved in a police chase is taken into custody in South Park on May 30, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)
The suspect involved in a police chase is taken into custody in South Park on May 30, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

Officers started following the red Kia Sorrento near South Hoover and West 54th streets in Vermont Square earlier in the afternoon, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Around 2:30 p.m., the chase ended when the SUV was pinned against a curb by an LAPD patrol vehicle near West 54th Street and South Broadway in South Park.

Sky5 was over the scene as the driver could be seen climbing out of the partially crushed SUV and being taken into custody shortly after. He has not been identified by authorities.

Earlier, the driver could be seen fleeing from officers as he drove along the northbound 110 Freeway shortly after 2 p.m.

By 2:15 pm., the vehicle continued southbound onto the 110 Freeway before the driver was seen exiting the freeway as police vehicles continued following.

As the stolen SUV wound through surface streets, it circled an intersection once before stopping along the side of the road. The driver appeared to speak with someone outside the vehicle or have some sort of exchange before driving off.

At 2:24 p.m., the SUV could be seen getting struck by an LAPD patrol vehicle and briefly spinning out before continuing the chase.

Minutes later, a patrol vehicle hit the driver’s side of the SUV and continued ramming it through an intersection until it was pressed against a curb. The suspect was later arrested.

No other details have been released by LAPD.

KTLA’s Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this report.

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