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The Latest: Man in stolen sheriff's SUV shot during pursuit

October 31, 2017 - 8:27 AM

LOS ANGELES - The Latest on a stolen sheriff's SUV in Los Angeles (all times local):

8:20 a.m.

Authorities say a man suspected of stealing a sheriff's department SUV was shot and wounded as he led deputies on a wild pursuit through the suburbs of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says Tuesday morning at least one deputy opened fire and the suspect was shot and wounded. The unidentified man was being treated for his wounds.

Nishida says deputies first encountered the man during a disturbance call at the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. She says the man had been running around outside the medical centre when he jumped into the patrol vehicle and drove off.

He sped through several intersections with the vehicle's emergency lights flashing and at one point stopped and backed the SUV into another sheriff's vehicle before speeding off again.

He later pulled over and surrendered.

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7:20 a.m.

A man suspected of stealing a Los Angeles County sheriff's SUV has surrendered to deputies following a wild rush-hour pursuit through San Fernando Valley neighbourhoods.

Television news footage showed the vehicle pulling over around 7:10 a.m. Tuesday and a man wearing only black shorts exited and was quickly arrested.

Officials say shots were fired during the pursuit but it wasn't clear if anyone was hit. The suspect drove on sidewalks and sped through intersections with the SUV's lights flashing, while several other sheriff's vehicles gave pursuit, also with lights flashing.

At one point the suspect stopped and backed the SUV into another sheriff's vehicle before speeding off again.

Deputy Kimberly Alexander says the department vehicle was reported stolen shortly after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday near Santa Clarita. Alexander did not immediately have any suspect information.

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7:10 a.m.

Los Angeles County authorities say deputies are in pursuit of a suspect in a stolen sheriff's SUV.

Deputy Kimberly Alexander says the department vehicle was reported stolen shortly after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday near Santa Clarita.

Television news footage shows several sheriff's vehicles with lights flashing chasing another sheriff's vehicle, also with its lights on.

Alexander did not immediately have any suspect information.

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