LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person inflicting a disturbance at a Los Angeles-space hospital stole a sheriff’s division SUV and led deputies on a wild rush-hour pursuit Tuesday morning earlier than he was shot by a deputy and surrendered.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies first encountered the person after responding to a disturbance name on the Olive View-UCLA Medical Middle in Sylmar simply earlier than 7 a.m., stated sheriff’s division spokeswoman Nicole Nishida. The person had been operating round outdoors the medical middle when he jumped into the patrol car and drove off, she stated.
The unidentified man, who was sporting solely black shorts, led deputies on a half-hour pursuit via a number of neighborhoods within the San Fernando Valley, at occasions driving on the sidewalk and barreling by means of intersections with the SUV’s emergency lights flashing.
At one level the suspect stopped the SUV in the midst of a road and backed it into one other sheriff’s car earlier than rushing off once more. Tv information footage confirmed a deputy exiting his car and pointing a gun on the suspect’s SUV. He drove off however later surrendered to deputies.
Nishida stated the suspect had been struck by gunfire and was being handled for his wounds.
Lois Ramirez, a spokeswoman for Olive View-UCLA Medical Middle, stated hospital officers have been “nonetheless investigating the state of affairs” and declined to offer details about the reported disturbance.