EAST HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) –
A hunt that ended in an officer-shot shot near the 101 highway closed off all roads in the southern roads of the highway for several hours in East Hollywood on Sunday.
Los Angeles police confirmed the shot occurred near the Santa Monica exit of the highway. The southern 101 at Melrose Avenue was closed for the investigation and opened immediately before 22:00, according to the authorities of LAPD.
Police said the incident began at 03:40 when a black Range Rover led the authorities on a hunt from Western Avenue, south of Santa Monica, and ended on the south 101 highway. The suspect left it violent with a gun and an officer-involved shot occurred. No officer was injured, police said.
The suspect was finally found by a Metro K-9 unit and was arrested with life-threatening injuries, police said. The suspected gun was also recovered.
LAPD tweeted that the authorities “conducted a thorough investigation” that required the highway to remain closed from western to Vermont roads.
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