VIDEO: Man Who Leads LAPD Officers on Chase, Carjacks Woman Shot
A gunman driving a suspected stolen car was shot multiple times by "more than one officer" after trying to flee on foot and carjack at least two motorists on the 60 Freeway in the Southern California city of Montebello Monday, reports KABC.
The suspect, described as a male Hispanic between 30 and 35 years old, was taken to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
The pursuit began around 5:40 p.m. after officers ran the suspect's license plate and concluded the gray Toyota Camry had been reported stolen.
The suspect led LAPD officers on a chase through downtown Los Angeles and further east, hitting at least four vehicles before crashing his vehicle and carjacking a woman at gunpoint near Imperial Highway in South Gate.
Officers followed the suspect, who drove on the wrong side of the road several times, on the 710 and 60 freeways while helicopters followed him overhead.
The pursuit ended after the suspect became wedged in traffic. He then tried to flee on foot and carjack another motorist before officers opened fire at about 6 p.m. The suspect was quickly surrounded by officers. A firearm was recovered at the scene.