CULVER CITY, Calif. – A domestic violence suspect was shot to death Sunday in a confrontation with police in Culver City, authorities said.
Authorities were in pursuit of the suspect accused of assault with a deadly weapon at about 1:30 a.m.
Officers were dispatched to the 3800 block of College Avenue at about 12:15 a.m. regarding an incident “wherein the husband/suspect was threatening the wife/victim with a handgun,” said Sgt. Eddie Baskaron of the Culver City Police Department.
The suspect lead officers from Culver City to Hollywood then to the Santa Monica pier area and back to Culver City ending at 3800 Block of Cardiff Ave where the suspect bailed from the car and led officers on a foot pursuit.
Officers located the suspect, who fled the location in a vehicle, prompting a vehicle pursuit, Baskaron said. The suspect’s vehicle was described in multiple media reports as a red Ford Explorer. The vehicle became disabled when it crashed into a center median in the area of Culver Boulevard and Cardiff Avenue, Baskaron said.
“The suspect fled the vehicle on foot following the collision as CCPD gave chase,” he said. “Moments later, an officer-involved shooting occurred. The suspect is deceased.”
Baskaron said the shooting was being investigated by the California Department of Justice. No further details were released.
Multiple surrounding agencies are at the location to assist Culver City PD in the investigation.
City News Service contributed to this report.