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Police Chase Man in San Gabriel Valley Freeways

A CHP unit got behind the suspect on the westbound 10 at North Puente Avenue in Baldwin Park and tried to pull him him over.

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An alleged gunman shot with non-lethal rounds after he refused to exit his car in downtown Los Angeles at the end of a freeway chase was in custody today.  

A motorist reported at 9:46 p.m. Tuesday that a man in a silver Dodge had threatened him with a gun on the westbound San Bernardino Freeway at Via Verde Street in an unincorporated area west of San Dimas, said Officer Patrick Kimball.

A CHP unit got behind the suspect about 10 minutes later on the westbound 10 at North Puente Avenue in Baldwin Park and tried to pull him him over, he said.

The suspect continued onto the northbound 101, where his vehicle was involved in a crash just north of Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles, Kimball said.

Just after 10 p.m., the suspect was surrounded by officers who rolled up in several squad cars, but he refused to get out of his car, which was askew on the roadway near a black sedan with which it apparently had collided.

Officers were seen firing what appeared to be non-lethal rounds through the open driver's-side door of the man's car, prompting him to finally exit the vehicle.

He was taken down, but struggled with four officers even after he was cuffed.

Both sides of the 101 were temporarily closed after the chase, said California Highway Patrol Officer Anthony Martin.

The man's identity was not immediately released. A weapon was not recovered, Martin said.

Frank April 11, 2012 at 05:27 PM
It's a good thing to try and apprehend criminals either on foot or in car pursuite, But we must always keep in mind 'Safety'. Good job BPPD.
Frank April 11, 2012 at 05:51 PM
I strongly believe in exercising my constituional rights, i like to exercise my freedom of expression and freedom of speach. It saddens me and upsets me to attempt in exercising that right. Why? Cause no matter what, someone always has to edit what is said or written, even if it's the truth. The government has so much control over the media, that the truth be hiddden from the public. Why? Control. What is the government hiding other than the truth. Don't they klnow? 'The truth will set you free' Let's try and remember which of our founding fathers said " Peace, truth, and justice, is what will hold this country together!" What is the truth about Area51? What is the truth about The Kenedy assasination? How about the 911 trade center disaster? Now where is the peace? How bout justice? Do we really have truth, peace and justice? Or do we have excuses to discriminate and alienate certain races and cultures
Carlos Aviles (Editor) April 11, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Frank, here at Patch you can always exercise your freedom of expression in our comments. You are welcome to add your opinion every time you seem fit.

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