PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — A suspected gunman was arrested Thursday afternoon after leading police on a wild, high-speed pursuit through the San Gabriel Valley.
Police started chasing a Black Kia at about 2:20 p.m. in the 400 block of Tremont Street in Boyle Heights after someone reported seeing a man armed with a gun, according to Officer Matthew Ludwig of the Los Angeles Police Department.READ MORE: 'The Public Needs To Know': High Levels Of E. Coli Bacteria Found In Echo Park Lake
The chase went on the Arroyo Seco (110) Parkway and surface streets. At one point, a passenger jumped out of the vehicle and was arrested.READ MORE: Only On KCAL 9: Tarzana Woman Tells Speaks Out On Surviving Violent Home Invasion
When the pursuit reached San Marino, the Kia crashed into a White Mercedes at the intersection of Huntington Drive and Winston Avenue.
After the collision, the driver bailed out of the Kia, ran a few blocks through a residential neighborhood and tried to hide inside a HoneyBaked Ham store at 480 S. Sierra Madre Boulevard in Pasadena.MORE NEWS: Rylee Goodrich Killed, Anthony Barajas On Life Support After Being Shot Inside Corona Movie Theater
With guns drawn, officers surrounded the building and rushed inside looking for the suspect. Minutes later, an officer is seen wrestling the suspect to the ground outside the store, handcuffing him and taking him into custody.