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Mercedes Driver Shot At By CHP In Sherman Oaks After Allegedly Trying To Ram Officers

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The driver of this white Mercedes was shot by CHP officers Friday evening following a brief chase. (credit: CBS)

The driver of this white Mercedes was shot by CHP officers Friday evening following a brief chase. (credit: CBS)

SHERMAN OAKS (CBSLA.com) —  A Mercedes Benz driver who the CHP said attempted to ram them on Coldwater Canyon Avenue was shot at Friday evening but not hit.

The officer-involved shooting occurred just before 11 p.m. at Coldwater and Riverside Drive, the CHP said.

The shooting happened after a brief pursuit, according to authorities.

Police set up a perimeter in the area looking for the male suspect.

Officials said the driver was originally wanted for a failure to yield and a vehicle code violation on Coldwater just north of the 101 Freeway.

On Saturday, the CHP identified the suspect as 43-year-old Melvin Anthony Slaughter of Northridge.

Authorities said Slaughter was apprehended after midnight while hiding in a residential property in the area of Whitsett Avenue and Weddington Street.

A female passenger was also detained. It was unclear if she was arrested.

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

 

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