SOUTH GATE, Calif. — Authorities in Los Angeles County say police shot and killed a man who pointed a black object that appeared to be a gun at them after leading them on a chase.
The Monday shooting was shown live on KTLA-TV, but the station has not re-aired the video.
Sheriff’s officials say three people led police on the chase in a suspected stolen van that began in South Gate and proceeded on two freeways. One man leapt out of the van and surrendered partway through the chase.
It ended on a dead-end road, where a man and woman jumped out of the van, and the woman dropped two large bags. The couple then jumped a fence and started running. The man stopped and pulled from a backpack what appeared to be a gun. He then fell to the ground. It’s not clear what happened to the woman.