Man is Dead in Police Shooting After Car Chase

The driver of a van is dead after a police shooting occurred after he led police on a car chase.

NBC Universal, Inc.

A man is dead after an armed carjacking pursuit led to a police shooting Saturday.

At about 2:25 a.m. Pasadena police tried to pull over a white van involved in an armed carjacking, according to authorities.

The driver of the van did not stop and led police on a chase which ended on North Lake Ave. in Pasadena.

At times the driver was seen driving down the wrong side of the road. A witness of the pursuit said it lasted about 30 minutes.

The driver appeared to be armed with a gun and after ignoring multiple police commands, officers fired at him.

Police have not released any information regarding the man's identity.

No officers were injured in the incident and no one else was in the van other than the driver.

The driver might have also been connected to an earlier crash involving a sheriff's deputy in Rosemead.

Deputies in South El Monte spotted a stolen vehicle at about 1:50 a.m. in the area of Rosemead Boulevard and Garvey Avenue, which triggered a four-minute pursuit that ended on the northbound San Gabriel River (605) Freeway at the San Bernardino (10) Freeway in Baldwin Park, according to a watch commander at the LA County Sheriff's Department's Temple station.

A deputy in a patrol vehicle, en route to assist in the pursuit, was involved in a two-vehicle crash at Rosemead Blvd. and Glendon Way in Rosemead. The deputy suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital, where he was expected to be released sometime Saturday.

The motorist in the other vehicle suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized.

The watch commander at the sheriff's Temple station referred all inquiries to the Pasadena Police Department when asked if the suspect in South El Monte was the same man who was shot dead at the end of the pursuit in Pasadena.

This incident is still being investigated.

Police urged anyone with information regarding the investigation to call them at 626-744-4241 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

Contact Us