NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — A robbery suspect was fatally wounded during an officer-involved shooting after a police pursuit in North Hollywood Thursday.
The pursuit ended at Lauren Canyon Boulevard and Hart Street.
The shooting occurred on nearby Vose Street. Police said the man tried to escape arrest.
KCAL9’s Tom Wait reported from the scene where there was still a heavy police presence into the evening.
Police received a tip that a robbery suspect was in the area around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. They tried to pull the suspect over but they said he refused and led them on a short chase.
It was not clear if the suspect returned fire.
A source told Wait that there were two suspects in the vehicle. The other suspect was taken into custody. One of the men is believed to have been the wanted penny-pincher bandit.
That suspect was captured on surveillance video holding up a Canoga Park Mobil station. He helped himself to a pack of cigarettes, pointed a gun at a clerk and robbed the station of $800 and all but one of the pennies in the take a penny, leave a penny change bowl at the front counter.
Whether the penny-pincher was captured or shot this evening is unclear. But the suspect who took gunfire from police did not survive.
No officers were injured.
The suspect was in transport to a hospital where he died of his injuries.