Los Angeles: gas station robbery suspect killed in pursuit crash

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A suspect who looted another male at a gas station was murdered in a crash after the victim chased him.
A suspect who looted another male at a gas station was murdered in a crash after the victim chased him.

A suspect who looted another male at a gas station was murdered in a crash after the victim chased him.

A suspect who robbed another man at a gas station was killed in a crash after the victim pursued him.

Robbery Incident

Initial reports confirmed by the Los Angeles Police Department indicate that a 21-year-old man was at a gas station in L.A.’s West Adams neighborhood on Saturday evening when a group of armed men approached him and robbed him.

The suspects then fled the scene in a white sedan, and the victim gave chase in a Mercedes-Benz SUV.

Pursuit and Crash

During the pursuit, the victim rammed his SUV into the suspects’ sedan, causing it to lose control and smash into a light pole at the corner of Adams Boulevard and West View Street.

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Video footage from the scene obtained by KTLA shows the aftermath of the collision. One of the suspects, said to be the driver of the sedan, was killed in the crash.

Aftermath and Arrests

After the crash, the other suspects managed to escape the wreckage and opened fire at the 21-year-old victim before fleeing the scene.

Preliminary information indicates that at least one of the suspects was found hiding in a nearby backyard by a K9 unit and was taken into custody.

The robbery victim stayed at the scene following the crash and cooperated with the police. It is not known if he was injured or what was initially stolen from him.

Investigation

The incident is now being investigated as a homicide, according to the LAPD. It remains unclear if the original robbery victim is in custody. The investigation is ongoing, with authorities working to piece together the events leading up to and following the crash.

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