LAPD officers shoot burglary suspect in Hollywood after chase

A burglary suspect has been hospitalized in stable condition after Los Angeles police shot him on Wednesday after a chase in Hollywood, authorities said.

Patrol units responded to a call about a break-in at the 2000 block of Paramount Drive around 4 p.m., said Officer Jeff Lee, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Officers set up a perimeter and took two suspects into custody, Lee said. A third suspect was at large.

Witnesses referred officers to the third suspect, described as a man in his late 20s, but he ignored their orders and led the officers on a short chase that ended near Franklin and Highland Avenues, the spokesman said.

At one point during the chase, the man brandished a gun and officers shot him, Lee said. The suspect’s weapon was recovered at the scene.

The man continued to run after being shot and tried to carjack a motorist, but failed, the officer said. He was arrested shortly afterwards.

Firefighters were called to the scene of the shooting around 5:03 p.m. and took the man to an unidentified hospital, said Margaret Stewart, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The man was in stable condition Wednesday night, Lee said.

No officers or bystanders were injured, he said.

Traffic in the area continued to be disrupted until after 9 p.m. Investigators closed off streets with yellow tape and placed cones and flares to direct traffic away from the crime scene.

LAPD advised the public to avoid Highland from Franklin to Odin Street, and Odin to the 101 Freeway.

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