About That Shooting Yesterday on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood
A few more details have become available about the shooting that took place midday Wednesday on Sunset Boulevard at Wilton Place in Hollywood involving U.S. Marshal's agents firing on a fugitive suspect. LA Now cites "sources familiar with the incident," who claim the suspect "allegedly tried to run over" the agents who were trailing him, adding that a "warrant had been issued for the fugitive's arrest after he to failed to report to a halfway house upon his release from prison."
The suspect reportedly became aware he was being followed, and in order to evade the agents, he took off quickly in his vehicle, which initiated a pursuit. The short chase--two blocks--came to an end when the suspect rear-ended another vehicle. However, rather than surrender, he put the car "in reverse and backed toward [the agents]." His action prompted a marshal and a state patrol officer to open fire on the suspect, who was wounded.
The names of all those involved have not been released, and the suspect's condition has not been made available.