A suspect who suffered a graze wound in an officer- involved shooting on the southbound Hollywood (101) Freeway and fled the freeway was later arrested during a perimeter search, authorities said Monday.
The shooting was reported about 3:40 p.m. Sunday, Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section said.
Officers were in pursuit of a black Range Rover that began on Western Avenue, south of Santa Monica Boulevard, Lopez said.
The pursuit ended on the southbound 101 Freeway, where the suspect allegedly exited his vehicle with a handgun and the gunfire occurred, he said.
The suspect fled the freeway and a perimeter was set up near Romaine Street, Lopez said.
The suspect was arrested within the perimeter and taken to a hospital for treatment of the graze wound, a desk officer at the LAPD’s Department Operations Center said. The exact time of the arrest was not available.
The California Highway Patrol shut down all southbound lanes at Melrose Avenue while police searched for the suspect and the freeway was reopened at 10 p.m., the CHP said.
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