There were reports that the driver threw a gun out of the window of the possibly stolen BMW SUV in the early part of the pursuit.
The driver blew through multiple red lights as he sped through surface streets in the Watts area.
Several Los Angeles Police Department units were following close behind as the driver zigzagged his way through small streets.
Speeds were reaching 60 mph in very narrow surface streets.
A passenger was seen opening up a car door briefly as the suspect continued to drive fast in a residential area.
While on Grape Street, someone in the backseat also appeared to briefly open the door as the SUV kept going.
The SUV came to a stop at Bandera and 87th streets in the Florence-Graham area. At least three people were spotted running out the vehicle and into a residential neighborhood.
Several officers surrounded the area in search of the suspects. At least one man was seen handcuffed near the scene. A second suspect was also detained.