Gun-Wielding Prowler Suspect Killed By Police In East Hollywood
A foot chase on Saturday ended near the intersection of Fountain and Westmoreland in East Hollywood with a suspect being fatally shot by police and an LAPD officer suffering injuries to his face from glass fragments.
Responding to a report of a prowler, officers arrived at 1200 block of Westmoreland Avenue around 9:30 a.m. to investigate. Officers reportedly spotted a man fitting the description who, "began running north along Westmoreland and then turned west on Fountain Avenue," reports LA Now. According to police, "the suspect displayed a handgun and pointed it at the officers" in pursuit. In response, the officers shot the suspect.
According to a resident, the area has some gang problems, reports LA Now, and "there are many incidents of armed robberies and cars being broken into" but not many reports of shootings.