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The driver of a stolen vehicle died early Thursday after being shot at by a police officer in Burbank following a short high-speed pursuit, authorities said.
An investigation was underway after a driver was killed in Burbank following a short police pursuit on March 5, 2015, authorities said.
LAPD officers began following a grey sedan around 1:45 a.m. after observing the vehicle driving erratically in the area of Magnolia Boulevard and Riverton Avenue in North Hollywood, according to Sgt. Frank Preciado with the Los Angeles Police Department.
A pursuit was initiated after the car sped up. It lasted about 6 minutes and effectively came to an end when the driver turned into a “makeshift cul-de-sac” at National Avenue west of Pass Avenue in Burbank, Preciado said during an early morning news conference.
The driver and police patrol car then collided. At that point, Preciado said, the passenger officer inside the LAPD vehicle took out their gun and opened fire on the other car.
It was not known how many shots were fired, but witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots.
Authorities have not said if the driver was armed.
Police initially said it appeared the man had deliberately rammed the vehicle. Further investigation showed "he was not ramming the vehicle, it was a straight collision," Preciado said.
LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery said, "There is no evidence to support he was armed."
originally posted by: Sparkymedic
a reply to: lovebeck
I agree, this is getting to be a bit much. And I agree, something needs to be done about it.
What do you think should be done?