Pickup Driver in Custody After Shooting; Pursuit in Corona - NBC Southern California

Pickup Driver in Custody After Shooting; Pursuit in Corona



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    A man who fatally shot a woman in Panorama City today led authorities on three-county freeway chase that ended with his surrender in Corona, police said.

    The name of the woman fatally shot near Van Nuys and Roscoe boulevards shortly before noon was withheld, pending notification of her next of kin, police said.

    Police also withheld the suspect's name, pending booking.

    Los Angeles police Officer Karen Rayner said the woman was declared dead at a hospital about 12:50 p.m.

    Police the LAPD's Foothill Station spotted the suspect's red pickup and started following it 12:20 p.m. The chase led onto the Ventura (134), the Foothill (210) and the Orange (57) freeways before heading east into Riverside County on the Riverside (91) Freeway.

    Along the way, the suspect threw a two bundles of what appeared to be papers out of the truck, as television station helicopters followed the action.

    The driver exited the freeway at Lincoln Avenue and came to a stop about 1:15 p.m. at the end of the ramp, where about two dozen law enforcement cars massed behind it. About five minutes later, the suspect got out of the truck, followed instructions for walking backward toward officers and getting face-down on the pavement.