Suspect killed in shootout with police on 10 Freeway in East L.A.

A robbery suspect who fired at officers while being chased on the 10 Freeway in East Los Angeles Friday morning was fatally shot by police, authorities said.

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The highway remains closed hours after the shootout.

Around 10:10 a.m., Monterey Park police officers spotted the white BMW allegedly involved in a robbery in Los Angeles earlier this month along the westbound 10 Freeway and Atlantic Boulevard, Monterey Park police Sgt. Arlene Chaidez said during a news conference Friday afternoon.

The officers tried to stop the driver, but he did not yield and a pursuit began.

The man at some point fired at the officers while driving. He eventually stopped, got out of the car, jumped over the median wall and ran across the eastbound lanes of the highway while still firing at officers, Chaidez said.

The suspect was struck by gunfire and was declared dead near the Eastern Avenue off-ramp and the southbound 710 Freeway transition.

At least three officers were involved in the shooting and were not injured during the exchange of gunfire.

A semi-automatic pistol was found at the scene and the unidentified man matches the description of the suspect involved in the March 14 robbery, officials said.

A SigAlert was ordered in the area, closing both sides of the freeway for hours.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed multiple police vehicles on the empty highway in the area, but traffic backed up for miles. It is unknown when the highway would reopen, but Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Michael Modica said authorities were still gathering evidence around 2:30 p.m.

The incident is still under investigation by the department’s homicide bureau.

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