A man who led police on a short pursuit through North Hollywood and Burbank early Thursday was shot and killed after officers say he rammed into an LAPD patrol car, police said.
The chase began when Los Angeles police officers of the North Hollywood Division followed a suspected stolen car with paper plates driving erratically near Magnolia Boulevard and Riverton Avenue about 1:45 a.m., LAPD Officer Preciado said.
Officers followed the car, and the driver sped off, leading to a pursuit into Burbank that lasted only six minutes, Preciado said.
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After pulling into a "makeshift cul-de-sac" near Pass Avenue and National Boulevard in Burbank, the driver then began ramming the passenger side of the patrol car, Preciado said.
The officer in the passenger side fired shots at the man, and the man ran away on foot down an alley west of Pass Avenue, he said.
Preciado said officers took the man into custody after the chase, and then Burbank firefighters arrived and pronounced the man dead.
Additional details about when exactly the man died after being struck by gunfire were not clear.
Preciado said the car was stolen, and it was not known if the man was armed.