San Gabriel chase ends with officer-involved shooting; suspect in custody

Law enforcement vehicles are seen in a San Gabriel neighborhood following a chase and an officer-involved shooting on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016.

Police fired at a suspect at the end of a car chase Thursday morning in the San Gabriel area. The suspect was taken into custody after an hours-long search, authorities said.

It was unclear what prompted police to open fire, or if the suspect was struck. No officers were injured, according to a spokesperson for the city of San Gabriel.

Authorities confirmed the chase began at 4:06 a.m. and ended four minutes later, when the suspect exited a vehicle and fled on foot.

Investigators searched for the suspect for hours in the area of Del Mar Avenue and the 10 Freeway, which was partially closed at the scene.


A San Gabriel Police Department spokesperson said the man was initially wanted for a possible vehicle code violation.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies assisted in the search, and K-9 units were requested. Residents were advised to remain in their homes or avoid the area.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic man in his mid 20s, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was taken into custody around 9:30 a.m., though his identity was not immediately released.

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