CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (KABC) --A chase in the City of Industry ended in a crash and killed an innocent person late Tuesday afternoon, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's officials.
The wreck happened near Gale Avenue and Johnson Drive around 4 p.m., LASD officials said.
Officials revealed in a late-afternoon press conference the chase began when they responded to a burglary in progress in the 5200 block of Folger Street in Hacienda Heights. Upon arrival, deputies witnessed a black Chevrolet Camaro flee the scene.
"I looked out the window and they were kicking the door in, so I called the police," said one burglary witness, who said she also saw the black car get away.
Deputies chased the driver for about two miles before the suspect crashed into an SUV, killing the man inside, LASD officials said.
At one point during the chase, authorities said deputies pulled back because of the danger to the public.
"They briefly pulled back because of the amount of units that were in the pursuit. Then they were attempting to re-engage, at which point they saw that the vehicle had collided," said Lt. Joe Mendoza of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.
Investigators said after the crash, three male suspects jumped out of the car and ran. After a brief foot-pursuit, they were captured. All three suspects were taken into custody and transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
The identity of the deceased person was not immediately released.