DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A suspect was fatally shot by Los Angeles police in downtown during a confrontation that followed a brief pursuit in vehicles and on foot, authorities said.
The shooting occurred shortly before 1 a.m. near a freeway overpass in the area of 16th Street and Maple Avenue, just north of the 10 Freeway, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said. Two other suspects remain at large.
Officers began pursuing the three suspects in a vehicle shortly after midnight near Manchester Avenue and the northbound 110 Freeway. According to the LAPD, officers noticed one of the suspects had a handgun inside the vehicle.
The suspects got on the freeway, with the driver traveling at high rates of speed before transitioning to the eastbound 10 Freeway, then exiting at Maple Avenue and ultimately bailing out of the vehicle, police said.
The officers began chasing the suspects on foot and at some point two officers opened fire on one of the men, striking him multiple times, authorities said. The suspect was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. His identity was not immediately released.
No officers were injured during the incident, according to the LAPD.
A handgun was recovered at the scene, police said. There was no indication that the suspect fired at officers.
The two suspects who remained at large were described only as male and female.