LAPD officers have been pursuing a suspect on foot after he allegedly fired at folks downtown and tried to carjack a lady, authorities stated. Officers adopted the suspect to an house constructing and noticed his actions on a surveillance digicam.
“They noticed the suspect in a hallway armed with a gun forcing a feminine to come back with him,” the division tweeted late Friday. “At that time, we knew we had a hostage scenario. Whereas LAPD personnel have been exterior of the advanced they noticed by way of a window, the suspect holding a gun to the hostage’s head.”
SWAT officers then entered the house constructing based mostly on the “already extremely violent actions & fearing the suspect was going to kill the hostage.”
The suspect was shot by officers and died on the scene. The hostage was taken to a hospital however her medical situation was not instantly recognized, police stated.
A witness reportedly recorded the incident from throughout the road and posted a video on Twitter. The video reveals the suspect grabbing the hostage, then reveals SWAT officers shifting in – plus the sound of a number of gunshots.
The division stated officers had initially responded to the reviews of an armed man suspected of committing crimes within the space that allegedly included placing a gun to a person’s face and firing – though the gun didn’t go off – and firing at a 14-year-old inside a enterprise. The kid’s head was grazed, police stated and he was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening wounds.