The occasions started in downtown Los Angeles round 4 p.m., when officers responded to “calls of a man armed with a gun committing several crimes in the area of 8th and Broadway,” the LAPD mentioned.
The suspect, who was not named, had held a gun to a different man’s face and pulled the set off, nevertheless it didn’t fireplace, police mentioned.
The suspect then moved down the road and entered a enterprise with three relations, together with a 14-year-old, inside.
“The suspect pointed the gun at the group and fired at them. One of those rounds grazed the side of the 14-year-old’s head,” police mentioned.
The teen was taken to a neighborhood hospital and is anticipated to outlive.
The gunman continued a number of blocks down the road, the place he tried to carjack a lady standing outdoors of her car. When that did not work, police mentioned, he acquired into an altercation with a person driving a bicycle, who noticed the suspect reaching inside his waistband.
Nearby safety officers flagged down LAPD officers who chased the suspect till he bumped into an house constructing. At that time, police mentioned they established a fringe and known as for help from K9 and SWAT items.
Using surveillance footage from contained in the house constructing, officers positioned the suspect in a hallway. He gave the impression to be forcing a lady to go along with him, they mentioned.
“At that point, we knew we had a hostage situation,” police mentioned. LAPD personnel monitoring the home windows of the constructing may additionally see “the suspect holding a gun to the hostage’s head.”
Believing the suspect’s actions had been “already incredibly violent” and fearing he would kill the hostage, police mentioned they despatched the SWAT workforce into the constructing. The incident resulted in an officer-involved taking pictures, police mentioned.
The suspect was pronounced useless on the scene, the place police mentioned in addition they recovered a gun.
The hostage was taken to a neighborhood hospital. Police didn’t touch upon her situation.