Suspect shot and killed, officers hurt in Los Angeles chase
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A stolen-car suspect was shot and killed by police and two officers were injured following a vehicle pursuit and then a foot chase Monday in Los Angeles, authorities said.
The shooting occurred after the suspect crashed an SUV and ran through a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, officials said.
The injuries to both male officers were described as non-life-threatening. One officer was hospitalized with a leg injury and the other was treated for cuts and bruises, according to Captain Patricia Sandoval with the Los Angeles Police Department.
The suspect, described only as a man in his 20s, died at the scene. Officers recovered a handgun nearby but it wasn’t immediately known if it had been fired, Sandoval said. Officials didn’t say what prompted police to open fire.
Investigators planned to review video from cameras inside the SUV and those worn by the officers, Sandoval said.
Several streets in Reseda, northwest of downtown Los Angeles, were closed during the investigation.