Suspect in custody after officer-involved shooting, chase in Laguna Beach

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Eyewitness video shows an officer-involved shooting in Laguna Beach. (KABC)

A stolen-vehicle suspect was arrested following an officer-involved shooting and a chase in Laguna Beach on Sunday, police said.

The incident began around 4:15 p.m. when officers came upon a car that had been reported stolen on Saturday from the Palm Springs area.

Officers located the vehicle on Coast Highway near Thalia Street and began following it.

The vehicle turned into a dead end at the beach and then turned around, police said.

Officers tried to block the vehicle, but it drove between two patrol cars. An officer fired to try to stop the suspect, hitting the vehicle, but the suspect kept driving, police said.

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Witness cellphone video shows officers shooting at a stolen vehicle as it rolls past them in Laguna Beach on Sunday, July 2, 2017.



Cellphone video provided to Eyewitness News shows the white sedan heading toward police with the passenger side door open as the officers are heard screaming "Put your hands up!" At least two shots were heard on the video as the car rolls past the officers and they then scramble to get back into their own vehicles.

The video also shows a female passenger on the ground. Police said she may have been pushed out of the vehicle. She was not injured. Her relationship to the suspect is not immediately known.

The suspect fled, but jumped out of the moving vehicle on Cuprien Way and started running through backyards, police said. Officers set up a perimeter and a helicopter helped scout the area.

Officers finally detained the suspect at gunpoint on Glomstad Lane.

No injuries were reported.

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