SHERMAN OAKS—A man driving a Mercedes Benz allegedly tried to ram a California Highway Patrol Officer’s cruiser resulting in the officers shooting at the vehicle.


The incident occurred on July 4, at around 10:45 p.m. near Coldwater Canyon Avenue and
Riverside Drive.
The suspect has been identified by the CHP as Melvin Anthony Slaughter.


He was driving with a female passenger at the time of the incident. Authorities attempted to stop the suspect for an unspecified traffic violation. After a short pursuit, officers fired toward the vehicle, no injuries were reported.


The suspect hid near a residential property on Whitsett Avenue and Weddington Street. He was later arrested and taken into custody. The female suspect was also detained by authorities.