LOS ANGELES -- The driver of a stolen car, who in turn carjacked a second vehicle, was shot Monday evening after leading police on a high-speed chase through multiple neighborhoods on surface streets and freeways during rush hour in East Los Angeles.
That man remained unidentified Tuesday morning, but he was in stable condition, according to FOX31 Denver sister station KTLA.
The pursuit started around 5:15 p.m. after officers tried to pull the suspect over during a stolen car stop. Aerial video showed the man driving erratically in and out of traffic, speeding through numerous red lights and traveling on the wrong side of the street.
The man collided with several vehicles during the pursuit, but kept going before one of those collisions disabled his stolen vehicle. At that point, the driver jumped out of the stolen car and carjacked a second vehicle driven by a 22-year-old mother of two.
Video showed the man running up to the woman’s car with a gun and yanking open the car door. The woman jumped out and ran away.
After he took that car, the man led officers across several freeways before exiting the freeway, aerial video from KTLA showed. On the off-ramp, the suspect's vehicle was stuck while trying to squeeze between two other vehicles, aerial video showed.
The man then got out of the carjacked vehicle and tried to carjack two other cars, but was unsuccessful. As he tried to flee, video showed the man appeared to trip or fall to the ground.
While on the ground, the man was shot by police, according to KTLA. And before he could get up, he was swarmed by officers.