A pursuit driver is in custody after a dangerous pursuit through the West LA area where he abandoned the vehicle, fled on foot, and allegedly mugged a woman on the street.
The driver of the black vehicle, a possible murder suspect, was seen driving on the southbound 405 freeway.
He exited the highway onto surface streets and drove through residential areas until he reached a cul de sac where he abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.
The man jumped over a fence and went through the backyard of a house until he came out to a main street.
A woman was seen walking two small dogs when the pursuit driver approached her.
They appeared to be talking when he reached towards her and she struggled to fight back, falling onto the floor.
The man was seen grabbing onto the woman’s shirt as she struggled to get away, falling to the ground.
He then ran away and into a Starbucks on the corner of National Boulevard and South Barrington Avenue.
Police took the man into custody and attended to the woman as she approached the officers.
The Long Beach Police Department said the driver was a possible suspect in the death of a woman found with gunshot wounds at the intersection of East Artesia Boulevard and Cherry Avenue in Long Beach.
The woman was transported to a hospital where she later died.
The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.