Culver City

Man Points Gun at Women in Culver City Mall, Escapes Police Pursuit After Crash

Anyone with information about the suspect was encouraged to call the Culver City Police Department's watch commander at 310-253-6202.

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Police Saturday continued their search for a man who pointed a gun at two women at the Westfield Culver City mall and then led officers on a chase that ended in a crash in Inglewood.

"No new updates now," Culver City Police Lt. Mike Van Hook told City News Service on Saturday. "This appears to be an isolated act."

The man approached the two women at about 4:25 p.m. Friday but they were not harmed, police said.

Culver City police officers found the man's vehicle near the mall and pursued him, but he crashed into multiple vehicles at the intersection of La Cienega Boulevard and Centinela Avenue in Inglewood, according to police.

Paramedics responded to treat those injured in the crash. Some sustained moderate injuries and were taken to a hospital for treatment.

The man ran from the crash scene, and officers chased him before losing sight of him. A firearm was found at the scene and a perimeter was established, police said.

The approximately 25-year-old suspect was described as having a heavy build and wearing black shorts, a black shirt and white tennis shoes.

He is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon, felony hit-and-run and felony evading, police said.

Anyone with information about the suspect was encouraged to call the Culver City Police Department's watch commander at 310-253-6202.

Editor's Note: A previous version of this article misidentified the city as Century City. It was corrected to say Culver City.

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