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Double Murder Suspect Fatally Shot By Cops After Pursuit
A suspect in a double murder was fatally shot by Los Angeles Police Department officers Thursday afternoon following a brief car chase that ended off the 170 Freeway in North Hollywood.
The unidentified suspect, believed to be in his mid-50s, led officers on a short pursuit that came to a halt when his vehicle spun out at the end of the Burbank Boulevard offramp, reports City News Service.
The suspect remained in the vehicle and was seen putting something in his mouth, according to a report on KTLA. After refusing to comply with the officers' orders, the suspect was seen pointing an object towards the LAPD, and in return, the police opened fire, killing the suspect.
A bullet from the officers' gunfire grazed a customer outside a 7-Eleven on Burbank Boulevard--more than a block away from the scene of the officer-involved shooting.
The suspect was allegedly the manager of an apartment building in Sun Valley, and had become involved in an argument with a man working on the property. The man's father intervened, and the violence escalated; the suspect allegedly shot both the father and son to death at the apartment complex.
When police arrived on scene, the suspect drove off, and initiated the brief, and ultimately fatal, pursuit.
An investigation into the shootings is ongoing.