Driver Shot And Killed By Police Following Multi-Freeway High-Speed Pursuit
A multi-freeway police chase involving a stolen car ended early Tuesday morning in Bellflower with one subject shot dead by police and one suspect in custody.
ABC 7 reports that the chase began around 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, when the car was reported stolen in Long Beach. The vehicle proceeded to travel at high speeds through the Long Beach, Downey and Bellflower areas with a squad of patrol cars behind it, ignoring traffic rules and narrowly missing collisions with other cars. According to the Long Beach Police Department, a handgun was thrown out the vehicle's window at some point during the pursuit.
The chase, which mostly unfolded on live television across the 710, 91, 105 and 605 freeways, ended in the city of Bellflower after the driver entered a parking lot cul-de-sac and was boxed in by authorities. The car came to a stop at the end of Foster Road in Bellflower across from a self storage facility near the San Gabriel River with a cluster of patrol cruisers surrounding it.
The L.A. Times reports that authorities then appeared to fire shots at the vehicle. The male driver was struck by gunfire and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Long Beach Police Department. A male passenger was taken into custody uninjured.