A police chase down a California freeway yesterday ended after a sheriff’s deputy shot at the fleeing suspect from a police helicopter.
Authorities had initially pulled the man over on suspicion of home invasion, but he took off in his SUV and law enforcement chased after him.
The chase continued down the freeway, and according to BuzzFeed News, it’s unclear whether the man was shot at before or after he got out of his SUV and continued on foot.
The suspect ended up dead at the scene.
Shooting suspects from a helicopter generally doesn’t happen, but authorities determined it the best course of action in this case.
You can see some images from the scene here:
— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@myfoxla) September 18, 2015
— 89.3 KPCC (@KPCC) September 19, 2015
Major police action at Cal State LA, apparent chase ends with 7 squad cars, helicopter searching for someone. pic.twitter.com/5YNfjIa1HP
— Esotouric's Lost LA (@esotouric) September 19, 2015
The vehicle on the right is suspect vehicle. The one on the left belongs to the victims; all three went to hospital. pic.twitter.com/yKj3nc34cK
— Rob McMillan (@ABC7RobMcMillan) September 18, 2015
— Breaking News (@LiveBreaknNews) September 19, 2015
Watch NBA LA’s report here:
[image via screengrab]
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