LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities have identified the man they say was fatally shot by police on Friday night after he led several law enforcement agencies on an hour-long chase.
Los Angeles Coroner’s office Capt. John Kades told City News Service that Brian Newt Beaird of Oceanside died at a hospital 43 minutes after being shot.READ MORE: LAPD Officer Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Deceased Woman's Body To Stand Trial On Felony Charge
Officials say the 51-year-old was behind-the-wheel of a silver, late-model Corvette that failed to yield in Cudahy when officers tried to initiate a traffic stop for reckless driving.
Thereafter, police said the suspect led authorities through several areas, including Bell, Huntington Park, and downtown Los Angeles.READ MORE: Dodgers On Brink Of Elimination After Braves Rough Up Urías, Dominate In Game 4
The pursuit ended at Olympic Boulevard and Los Angeles Street with a violent crash.
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