2 Arrested After Police Shooting, Hour-Long Pursuit

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A man suspected of stealing a white GMC Yukon led the California Highway Patrol on an hour-long pursuit from East Los Angeles to Mission Viejo Thursday morning.

The suspect was shot in the hand at 1:30 a.m. during the chase at Washington Boulevard and Dennis Avenue in Commerce, CHP Officer Patrick Kimball said.

The man reportedly stopped at that location, but attempted to run the vehicle into officers when they approached him, which resulted in an officer-involved shooting, the CHP reported. No officers were hurt.

The wounded motorist kept driving until he came near the Oso Parkway exit of Interstate 5 in Mission Viejo, Kimball said.

The CHP spiked his tires, disabling the vehicle. The suspect then surrendered and was arrested.

He was taken to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. A female passenger was also arrested, but did not suffer any injuries.

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  • javier

    Thank goodness the officers weren’t hurt. They do an often thankless job which can be very dangerous.

    • Saber 1

      After they catch drivers from high speed chases, they should let the news helicopter get a good look at the police/deputies tapping them in the back of the head three times. No spending money on jail/prison, court costs. Just 9 mil ammo. The chases would come to a skidding halt.


    1 less dangerous driver to deal with in LA.

  • snmfx

    Out on a date in the car he stole. I hope those bullets taste good.

    • aylin

      no people dating and fyi how would you feel if u had bullets in your hand ps
      this is the people in the car

  • Annonomus

    With gas prices @ 4.25 a gal, why would anyone want to steal an suv? The police need for a spike strip was useless all they needed to do is follow the the vehicle and wait for the light to come on and they had him. Iddiot

  • Ron

    Note to carjackers, DON”T HEAD TO THE O.C. because YOU WILL BE CAUGHT !!!!

    Thank you CHP and all our O.C. law enforcement personnel.

    • Evading Arrest-Mandatatory Jail Time

      Ron, they have to pass by the OC if they’re running back to Mexico.

      • Ron

        That’s right. Well DON’T take any OFF ramps in the O.C.

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