- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BELLFLOWER, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a police pursuit in Los Angeles County (all times local):

9:25 a.m.

Police say officers fatally shot the driver of a stolen car who led them on a high-speed pursuit across southeast Los Angeles County.

Long Beach police say officers tried to stop the Honda Accord Tuesday morning but the driver refused to yield.

Police say a handgun was thrown out of a window of the car during the chase.

It ended when the driver turned down a road that led to a closed gate and the driver turned back toward officers.

Police opened fire and fatally shot the driver. A male passenger in the car was uninjured and taken into custody.

Los Angeles police also chased of a stolen truck that drove erratically on freeways Tuesday morning, narrowly missing other vehicles. The driver was taken into custody after attempting to hop into another truck in Van Nuys.


7:11 a.m.

An early morning high-speed pursuit around southeast Los Angeles County has ended with police opening fire on the car when it reached a dead-end and turned around and drove toward officers.

One person crawled out of the car and surrendered shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday and officers pulled a second person out and could be seen performing CPR.

TV news helicopters followed the pursuit as the car raced at extreme speeds on streets, boulevards and freeways, narrowly missing collisions with other vehicles.

It finally came to an end when the car turned down a road that led to a closed gate and the driver turned back toward officers,

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says the pursuit originated in Long Beach, but there are no details on what prompted it.

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