Deputies from Pico Rivera Station shot and killed a male, Hispanic adult (identified by local media as Carmelo Pizarro) at about 1:30 this morning following a vehicle pursuit.
From KTLA’s reporting and the radio traffic (which you can listen to here, just skip to 16:27 in), here’s what it seems happened:
A deputy tried to stop the suspect for “502” (suspected DUI) and a pursuit lasting several seconds occurred.
The suspect crashed, foot-bailed and ran some distance holding a handgun. At some point the deputy opened fire (radio code “998”) but the foot pursuit continued several more blocks, with the suspect hopping backyard fences. Additional deputies arrived and set up a containment and after about 15 minutes residents reported a prowler (“921”) in their back yard. A deputy reported seeing the suspect running inside the containment.
Continuing to a different recording, Aero saw the suspect walking down a sidewalk and directed deputies to the man. Deputies arrived and the suspect ran again. Aero reported the suspect doing something with, or having something in, his hand. He hid behind a vehicle. Deputies pursued. Another deputy-involved shooting occurred.
A handgun was recovered, though the suspect’s angry and emotional mother told local media that she didn’t believe her son was armed. She did tell KTLA he was going through a “rough time” and his best friend was murdered last week.
LA County fire was immediately requested after the first deputy-involved shooting occurred, though was told to “stage” because the armed suspect was still on the loose. It took about a minute to ensure the suspect was disarmed before Fire was allowed to roll in to treat him. However he succumbed to his wounds.
The deputies were all okay.