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Murder Suspect Leads Pursuit With 5-Year-Old in Car

A murder suspect was detained after she led a pursuit through South Los Angeles with a child in the backseat Thursday.

The Los Angeles Police Department had been tracking the woman since the day before the chase after she was connected to the stabbing death of a man. She had her 5-year-old daughter in the backseat, who was not harmed when police took her into custody following a brief, winding chase on the streets of South Los Angeles. 

The driver of the Saturn sedan cut through at least one business parking lot and briefly drove on the sidewalk. Officers took her into custody after she stopped and surrendered at 43rd Street and Avalon Boulevard south of downtown Los Angeles.

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Family of the stabbing victim, who identified him as Ronald Dwayne Miller,  said he was very loved in the community. 

The LAPD said the suspect and Miller were well-known in the area and were often seen fighting. When she was being taken into custody, police say her family members began confronting police. 

"Some of the family members started supporting her and why she did what she did," Lt. German Hurtado of the Newton Division said.

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