Police were involved in a hectic car chase with a robber in Los Angeles yesterday that ended in the suspect being shot dead live on television.
The robber was being chased in his SUV after holding up a Saugus Bank of America in Los Angeles around 9:00 AM, which was being broadcasted live on KCAL-TV.
During the chase, the suspect began shooting at the police, to which the sheriff’s deputies returned fire, killing him instantly.
Huffington Post reports:
The chase went north about 45 miles on a mountain highway into the Antelope Valley area of the Mojave Desert and along the way a spike strip flattened one of the suspect’s front tires. The suspect exited the highway in the high desert city of Lancaster and was forced to stop when he turned down a dead-end street.
Sheriff’s patrol cars boxed in the vehicle after it tried to turn around, and deputies ordered the man out at gunpoint.
The man, wearing a camouflage jacket, got out, stood by the driver’s door and appeared to toss money into the street, but he refused repeated orders to show his hands, Parker said.
The man then got back into the car and closed the door. Gunfire exploded a minute or two later.
This comes shortly after FOX News had an incident where a suspect in a car chase on live television shot himself in the head, killing himelf.
The shooting was captured by TV news helicopters overhead and aired live on local television. The TV station was supposed to catch the act during the 5-second delay, but was unable to catch it.
SOURCE: Huffington Post