Suspect leads police on aggressive chase near downtown LA

EXPOSITION PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A suspect led police on a brief yet aggressive chase in downtown Los Angeles near the University of Southern California Monday night.

Los Angeles police responded to the 3600 block of Stocker Street, near Leimert Park, at about 8:35 p.m. after a report of a stolen car, authorities said.

AIR7 HD spotted the Chevrolet Camaro traveling at high speeds near the college campus in Exposition Park.

At one point, the vehicle stopped and one person was seen getting out of the car. The Camaro then sped off again and nearly struck a pedestrian.

The male suspect continued driving erratically, at high speeds and weaving in and out of surface streets.

Many times, the driver drove onto the opposite side of the street. At one point, he was seen nearly clipping a car traveling directly at the Camaro.

By 9 p.m., the driver slowed down and foot-bailed. He was seen running in between surrounding buildings until officers caught up to the suspect.

Officers approached him with guns drawn, and the suspect slipped to the ground to surrender near Brynhurst and Victoria Avenues.

No further information was released.

Note: It was originally believed the suspect vehicle was a Ford Mustang.
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