Kidnapping, chase end in officer-involved shooting in South LA, police say

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A kidnapping victim went running to the arms of police after an alleged kidnapper and robbery suspect was chased by authorities until the pursuit came to a crashing end in South Los Angeles, authorities said. The suspect was then shot by police and taken into custody.

It all started shortly after 9:30 p.m. when Los Angeles Police Department Southeast Division officers received a call about a grand theft auto in the 100 block of E. 102nd Street in South L.A. When authorities caught up to the white Dodge Ram, a chase ensued. Investigators said a suspect and a female victim were inside the vehicle.

The pursuit ended with a PIT maneuver at the intersection of South Broadway and Rosecrans Avenue at about 10 p.m. and an officer-involved shooting occurred, authorities from the LAPD said.

The female victim, who sustained multiple stab wounds, ran out of the pick-up truck and fled toward police as the suspect got out of the vehicle. Police said the victim was not struck in the officer-involved shooting.

Authorities said the suspect, who was struck by gunfire, was apprehended by officers.

The victim and suspect were both transported to a hospital in critical condition. They were listed in stable condition Wednesday morning.

The relationship between the suspect and victim remains unclear. Police said she was with the suspect before the truck was carjacked.

Broadway remained closed at the scene of the crash and shooting as an investigation continued.
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