Police say a man wounded in a car chase shootout in Southern California is suspected of killing a liquor store owner days earlier.
The man was dragged unmoving from the car on Friday afternoon after a chase that began in Downey. The Toyota Prius sped through streets near Los Angeles. At one point, the passenger leaned out of a window and shot at police.
The car finally became trapped in traffic in nearby Vernon, where the man again opened fire and police riddled the car with bullets.
A bloodied woman driver then surrendered but it took more than an hour before the man was seized.
There’s no word on his condition.
Police say he’s suspected of killing a Downey liquor store owner on Tuesday. There’s no word on a motive.
Authorities have pulled a motionless man from a car after an hour-long standoff following a chase and rolling shootout near Los Angeles.
There’s no word on his condition. An ambulance took the man to a hospital.
The chase began about 3 p.m. in Downey. The Toyota Prius led police on a wild chase by freeway and surface street during which a passenger leaned halfway out of a window and blasted away at pursuers with a handgun.
The gun was similar to one used to kill a liquor store clerk in Downey on Tuesday.
The car finally was blocked by traffic on a street in nearby Vernon, where police riddled it with bullets.
A bloodied woman driver then got out and surrendered. More than an hour later, sheriff’s SWAT team deputies dragged the man from the car after first using a robot, flash-bang grenades and a dog.
A standoff continues near Los Angeles after a car chase ended with a rolling shootout with pursuing police.
The Toyota Prius led Downey police on a wild chase by freeway and surface street Friday afternoon. At one point, a passenger leaned out of a passenger window and fired at pursuers. The car finally was blocked in by traffic on a street, where police riddled it with bullets.
A bloodied woman driver then got out and surrendered. The gunman remained inside the car.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s SWAT teams were called in and boxed in the car with armored vehicles before sending a robot to look through the open driver’s door. There’s no word on the suspect’s condition.
Video showed the passenger firing a long-barreled revolver. It appeared similar to a gun used to kill a liquor store owner on Tuesday in Downey.
Details of what sparked the chase weren’t immediately released.
A wild car chase in the Los Angeles area has ended after a rolling shootout between a passenger and pursuing officers.
Authorities chased the Toyota Prius Friday afternoon. The car sped through traffic, and at one point a man leaned out of a passenger window and shot at pursuers.
The car finally came to a halt in the Los Angeles suburb of Downey, where the woman driver, who had blood on her shirt, surrendered.
However, the passenger remains in the car. It’s not immediately clear whether he was hit by gunfire because officers haven’t approached the car.
There was no immediate report on how the chase began.
Murder suspect wounded in shootout with California police
DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) 05/11 — A man suspected of killing a liquor store owner near Los Angeles is hospitalized with at least one gunshot wound suffered during a shootout with police at the end of a chase.
The county sheriff’s department says the man is in critical condition Saturday.
He is believed to be the gunman who walked into a Downey liquor store on Tuesday and shot down its owner.
The high-speed chase began Friday afternoon when a black Prius he was riding in refused to pull over. During the pursuit, the suspect fired a large-caliber revolver at police.
It ended when traffic trapped the Prius and police who pulled up in the next lane riddled the car with gunfire.
Authorities said a woman driving the Prius was shot, but her injury was not life-threatening.
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