Strange pursuit where suspect pretends to shoot at officers with imaginary guns ends in Mid-Cityget the free app
The pursuit began near Mid-City and the driver has stopped several times in front of police during the pursuit and stepped out of the vehicle.
He maintained slow speeds through much of the pursuit.
Suspect exits vehicle and ends standoff
The suspect exited the vehicle before getting tackled and detained by police. The suspect initially walked nonchalantly away from his car and began to run toward a crowd as police approached.
SWAT uses armored vehicles to pin suspect in
Two armored Ford Excursions driven by SWAT officers pin the suspect's vehicle in between the two SUVs.
A bearcat could be seen arriving shortly after blocking off another side of the car.
Police trying to contact suspect
LAPD is using the loudspeakers to try to contact the suspect as the pursuit turns into a standoff after nearly two hours.
SWAT on scene, more units en route
A SWAT officer is on the scene and awaiting more units to arrive with armored vehicles.
Passersby continue to taunt suspect
Several onlookers continue to taunt and mock the suspect as a standoff begins.
Suspect stops in the middle of the road
The suspect has stopped and police seem to have entered a standoff on La Brea Avenue and Venice Boulevard.
Suspect's passenger-side window appears to be shattered
One of the suspect's windows seems to be broken.
Several people try to open the door of suspect's vehicle
Several people could be seen kicking the vehicle while also trying to force the door open.
Suspect pointed rifle and revolver at two people in a tent
The pursuit began after the suspect pointed a rifle and revolver at two people. The rifle is presumed to be in the trunk while the revolver is apparently in the suspect's waistband. More onlookers could be seen kicking the suspect's car and yelling at him.
Onlookers continue to throw items at the suspect
Several more people were seen throwing more items at the vehicle.
Suspect hits another spike strip
The suspect hit another spike strip, striking the same side as the deflated tire.
Tire tears off vehicle, exposing rim.
One of the suspect's tires has shredded completely off, exposing the rim.
SWAT being deployed to pursuit, people throw items at suspect
People watching the pursuit from the sidewalk could be seen throwing items at the suspect, shortly before SWAT was deployed.
Pedestrian walks in front of pursuit suspect
The pedestrian crossed the road and walked in front of the slow-moving vehicle.
LAPD hit suspect with less-lethal round
LAPD officers fired a less-lethal round during one of the suspect's many stops.
Procession of officers tail suspect near DTLA
A long line of LAPD cruisers could be seen slowly following the suspect's vehicle.
Police say suspect pointed an actual rifle and handgun at someone
According to the LAPD, the pursuit began after the suspect pointed an actual rifle and handgun at a passerby.
Spike strip seems to pop some of suspect's tires
Police deployed spike strips and they appeared to have struck the suspect's tires.
LAPD attempt to use less-lethal on the suspect
The Los Angeles Police Department attempted to use less-lethal on the suspect as the pursuit continues.
Motorcycle officer picks up pursuit
A motorcycle officer could be seen getting behind the suspect a rare sight. He continued to pretend to shoot officers with imaginary guns.
Suspect makes a turn near LAPD Wilshire station
The suspect stopped and made a three-point turn in front of the LAPD Wilshire Station.
Suspect continues to make strange gestures at police
The suspect once again made gestures appearing to shoot at police with imaginary guns.
Suspect gets out of vehicle and pretends to shoot police
Several times during the pursuit the suspect could be seen pretending to shoot officers with his fingers.