A man suspected of a series of crimes, including taking someone hostage and shooting three family members with a pistol, was shot to death by police yesterday, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Shortly after 4:00 pm local time on Friday, police began receiving calls from “a gunman who committed various crimes in the 8th and Broadway area,” LAPD said in a statement. Twitter post series.
The suspect, who was not named, had pointed a gun at another man’s face and pulled the trigger, but did not shoot, police said.
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The suspect then moved down the street and entered a company where he met three family members, including a 14-year-old.
“The suspect pointed his gun at the group and fired at them. One of those bullets grazed the side of the 14-year-old’s head,” police said.
The teenager was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive, police said.
The gunman continued a few blocks down the street, where he tried to rob a woman standing outside her vehicle. When that didn’t work, police said, he had an altercation with a man on a bicycle, who saw the suspect reach for his belt.
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Security officers nearby stopped LAPD officers who chased the suspect until he came across an apartment building. At that point, the police said they had established a perimeter and requested assistance from the K9 and SWAT units.
Using surveillance footage from inside the apartment building, officers located the suspect in a hallway. He seemed to force a woman to go with him, they said.
“At that point, we knew we had a hostage situation,” police said. LAPD personnel checking the building’s windows could also see “the suspect pointing a gun to the hostage’s head.”
Believing the suspect’s actions were “already incredibly violent” and fearing he would kill the hostage, a SWAT team was sent to the building, police said. The incident ended in a shooting between officers, police said.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, where police said they also recovered a gun.
The hostage was taken to a local hospital. Police did not comment on his condition.
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