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.READ MORE: 'I'm Ready': Karen Bass Makes It Official -- She's Running For LA Mayor
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.READ MORE: Vandenberg To Launch 2,000th Rocket Monday
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.
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