LAPD officers shoot burglary suspect in Hollywood after foot chase

A suspected burglar was hospitalized in stable condition after Los Angeles police shot him dead following a car chase in Hollywood on Wednesday, authorities said.

Patrol units responded to a call about an ongoing burglary on the 2000 block of Paramount Drive around 4 p.m., said Officer Jeff Lee, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Officers established a perimeter and took custody of two suspects, Lee said. A third suspect was at large.

Witnesses referred officers to the third suspect, described as a man in his late 20s, but he ignored their orders and led officers on a brief chase that ended in the Franklin and Highland Avenue area, the spokesman said.

At some point during the chase, the man brandished a pistol and officers shot him, Lee said. The suspect’s gun was recovered from the scene.

The man kept running after being shot and tried to ambush a motorist but failed, the officer said. Shortly thereafter he was taken into custody.

Firefighters were called to the scene of the shooting around 5:03 p.m. and took the man to an unidentified hospital, said Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The man’s condition was stable as of Wednesday night, Lee said.

Neither officers nor bystanders were injured, he said.

Traffic in the area continued to be impacted after 9 p.m. Investigators cordoned off streets with yellow tape and set up traffic cones and flares to direct traffic away from the scene.

The LAPD advised the public to avoid Highland from Franklin to Odin Street and Odin to the 101 Freeway. LAPD officers shoot burglary suspect in Hollywood after foot chase

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