Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

Fleeing Parolee Captured After Falling in Roof-to-Roof Chase

handcuffs-300x.jpg
Photo by Veronica Louro/Shutterstock
Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

A man who police were attempting to nab for a parole violation was arrested early Wednesday morning after a tense chase that included him jumping from building to building while SWAT officers shot at him with bean bags.The pursuit went on for six hours, according to City News Service, in the Jefferson Park area, as officers with the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Station tried to get the unidentified suspect into custody.

In his endeavor to evade police, the man hopped from rooftop to rooftop. He was surrounded by officers who were firing non-lethal bean bag rounds at him, but fell from the roof.

Authorities did not have specifics about his fall or the extent of his injuries.

He was taken into custody once on the ground. Police have not revealed what his parole violation was, however initial and unconfirmed reports indicated the man was a suspect in a homicide.