Los Angeles County deputies open fire after wild high-speed chase

One person was in custody after a high-speed chase involving three different vehicles from Orange County to Los Angeles County that ended Wednesday night when sheriff’s deputies opened fire at a gas station in Hacienda Heights.

Around 4:45 p.m., officers saw the driver of a black Honda Civic commit traffic violations near Auto Center Drive and the 5 Freeway in Fullerton, Capt. Jon Radus, a spokesman for the Fullerton Police Department.

The driver sped away, and a chase over surface roads continued to Anaheim, where the driver had ascended and descended Freeway 91 at least once, Radus said.

Officials lost sight of the Civic before finding it in Anaheim, where the driver entered an apartment complex and somehow hit a white van, he said. Radus did not know whether the driver broke into the van, kidnapped someone, or otherwise obtained the vehicle.

The pursuit crossed LA County, Radus said, and after the van was disabled or locked down, the driver rammed a police vehicle before fleeing on foot.

The suspect ran into an apartment and stole a white Chevrolet pickup before fleeing again, Radus said.

At that point, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department took over the pursuit.

During the chase, the driver speeded, drove on the wrong side of the road and rammed into other motorists’ vehicles, Radus said.

The chase ended at the 1000 block of Hacienda Boulevard, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

The suspect collided with another vehicle and was hit by a police officer’s vehicle before pulling into a gas station, where the driver hit a gas pump and backed up, according to KCBS-TV Channel 2.

At one point, the deputies opened fire on the suspect, according to the sheriff’s department. Information on whether the suspect was hit was not immediately available.

A brief standoff ensued, according to the news channel. Police officers approached the suspect with ballistic shields before arresting the person.

This is an evolving story and will be updated.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-11-09/los-angeles-county-deputies-open-fire-high-speed-chase-hacienda-heights Los Angeles County deputies open fire after wild high-speed chase

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