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Suspected Kidnapper Shot by Officers After Chase Ends in Crash

A suspected kidnapper shot by officers was arrested Tuesday and his alleged female victim was hospitalized with stab wounds after the man led police on a chase that ended in a crash in an unincorporated area near South Los Angeles.

Officers attempted to stop a carjacker who failed to yield and led police on a chase in a stolen Dodge pickup truck, according to the LAPD Southeast Division. When the driver stole truck from a couple in the area of 102nd and Main streets, he already had the woman with him, said Lt. Chris Ramirez of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Officers used a PIT maneuver to stop the truck, which crashed in the area of Broadway 140th Street around 10 p.m.

"Once the vehicle came to rest, the suspect began stabbing the victim multiple times, and simultaneously an officer-involved shooting occurred, at which point the victim broke free," said Lt. Chris Ramirez of the Los Angeles Police Department. The suspect attempted to follow the victim.

The man was shot an unknown number of times by officers and was taken into custody. He was taken to a local hospital and was in stable condition Wednesday morning, authorities said. 

The woman, who claimed she was kidnapped, suffered multiple stab wounds but was not struck by gunfire, police said. She was hospitalized and was in stable condition.

Ramirez said a large kitchen knife was recovered at the scene. It was not immediately clear if the man and woman had any previous relationship.

Annette Arreola contributed to this report.

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