PACIFIC PALISADES—On Monday, April 11 a man was taken into custody after a standoff with the Los Angeles Police Department. The incident started at 2 a.m. when the suspect stole a white Honda CRV, according to the LAPD.
The pursuit between the police and the suspect started in southwest Los Angeles where he took the 10 freeway. The chase ended when the suspect crashed by the corner of Radcliffe Avenue and Earlham Street. Video footage depicts the stolen Honda with damage to the front passenger side.
About two blocks away, officers in pursuit heard what sounded like gunfire coming from the crash site. Officers in a helicopter above the scene were able to see muzzle flashes. After the crash, the suspect took off on foot and entered the garage area of a nearby Pacific Palisades home where he barricaded himself inside.
According to reports, there is video footage of a family, including a woman with a baby, evacuating their home. The LAPD said that no harm was reported to the family at the home. The suspect was barricaded in the garage for 3-4 hours, according to KTLA. Officers fired several rounds of tear gas into the garage in hopes of getting the suspect to surrender, but he did not respond immediately.
A machine was used to pull the door off of the garage, which allowed the SWAT team to enter. The SWAT team located the suspect lying inside one of the vehicles in the garage. He was taken into custody at around 8 a.m. without the use of force. No injuries have been reported and the identity of the suspect has not yet been released to the public.