Authorities Take Down Pursuit Driver in Atwater Village Area

A man was arrested after leading police on a pursuit in the Atwater Village area Tuesday night. 

The pursuit began around 10:30 p.m. after police received reports of shots fired on Figueroa Street and Avenue 34, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police said there were no confirmed reports of anyone shot and that the shooter was firing shots into the air.

The driver crashed after police chased his vehicle on the 2 Freeway. The vehicle swerved off the freeway and crashed into a tree.

The driver then bailed on foot and ran through a neighborhood on Ripple Street. 

NewsChopper4 was overhead as authorities took the driver into custody. 

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