Officer Involved Shooting Shuts Down 101 Freeway - NBC Southern California

Officer Involved Shooting Shuts Down 101 Freeway



    101 Freeway South Shut Down Due to Officer Involved Shooting

    The 101 Freeway southbound was entirely shut down Sunday afternoon. (Published Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018)

    All lanes of the 101 Freeway southbound were shut down near the Melrose Avenue exit in Hollywood Sunday afternoon after an officer involved shooting, according to Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations officer Mike Lopez.

    The shooting occurred at approximately 3:40 p.m. with the suspects exiting the vehicle and running away, according to Lopez. A perimeter was immediately set up, and the investigation completely halted traffic and shut down all lanes of the southbound 101 Freeway.

    No LAPD officers were injured, per Lopez.

    At approximately 4:45 p.m., a suspect was located at a nearby apartment complex and was promptly taken into custody. The suspect appeared to be bleeding from the head due to a graze wound, but the injury did not appear to be life threatening.

    LAPD tweeted that the suspect exited the pursuit vehicle, a black Range Rover, with a handgun, and an officer involved shooting occurred. No officers were injured per LAPD.

    LAPD also confirmed that the customer sufferred non-life threatening injuries and stated that the suspect was located with the assistance of a K9 unit. In addition, a gun was recovered per LAPD.

    With traffic backed up, several vehicles could be seen exiting the 101 Freeway using the Santa Monica Boulevard onramp.

    At 6:34 p.m., a SigAlert was extended for all lanes on the 101 Freeway southbound to remain closed for an additional two hours.

    All lanes were opened on the 101 Freeway shortly before 10 p.m.

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