Chase suspect who allegedly shot at CHP officers surrenders after hours-long barricade inside Sherman Oaks home

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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A Sherman Oaks couple had an unwelcome surprise when a suspect who allegedly shot at CHP officers during a chase barricaded himself inside their home in Sherman Oaks for several hours.

SHERMAN OAKS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A suspect who allegedly shot at California Highway Patrol officers during a chase Monday afternoon has surrendered after an hours-long barricade inside a home in Sherman Oaks.

The suspect was barricaded inside the home for several hours until he was taken into custody shortly before 5 p.m. AIR7 HD was over the scene as the suspect exited the home and put his hands up as police placed a mask on him.

He was barricaded alone in the home, and several patrol vehicles were in the neighborhood shortly before 2 p.m. after the chase ended.

During the chase, which began around 1 p.m., authorities said an occupant of the vehicle got out near the Reseda Boulevard off-ramp of the 101 Freeway. The vehicle then crashed near the area, slamming into an innocent driver.

The suspect continued the chase on the freeway before allegedly shooting at CHP on the 101 near Haskell Avenue.

The driver exited the freeway and drove to the Sherman Oaks neighborhood.

Authorities said the suspect crashed into a home and then ran inside to hide.

"He crashed through a window of the home to get into the house, where there was an elderly couple there minding their own business, terrifying experience for them" said Josh Rubenstein. "They were able to escape unharmed."

The couple was able to escape out of the back door.

At one point during the barricade, a SWAT team dispatched a robot to deliver what appeared to be cigarettes to the suspect as negotiators continued to deal with the situation.

CHP temporarily shut down the eastbound 101 at Hayvenhurst Avenue to investigate the shooting that occurred during the pursuit, and the agency asked the public to avoid the area of Van Nuys Boulevard and Hortense Street as an investigation continued.

No CHP officers were injured during the incident. It was not immediately known what initially started the chase.