Pasadena Police Shoot at Vehicle Driven by Teen Boys After Short Pursuit

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Pasadena police shot at a vehicle they were chasing after it spun out of control and started driving towards them Thursday night, the department said.

When officers tried to “make a routine traffic stop” at around 10:03 p.m. in the 1300 block of North Raymond Avenue, the driver fled and a short pursuit ensued, authorities said in a statement.

The car’s occupants were later identified as two 17-year-old boys, one from Pasadena and the other from El Monte.

During the chase, the driver “lost control of his vehicle and crashed,” eventually ending up facing the pursuing officers, according to a news release.

Officers ordered the driver and passenger to get out of the vehicle, but they did not comply, Pasadena Police said.

The driver then started driving in the direct path of officers, according to authorities.

One officer fired two shots toward one of the suspects, but no one was struck by the gunfire, officials said.

Both suspects were then taken into custody without further incident.

Body camera and dashcam video from the incident will be released in the coming weeks, Police Chief John Perez said.

No further information was immediately available.

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