Suspected drunken driver fatally shot by police

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Updated: 12/15/2013 4:00 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A suspected drunken driver was fatally shot by police after an hour-long chase involving Los Angeles police, sheriff's deputies and the California Highway Patrol.

Authorities say the male driver was shot an unknown number of times as he exited a silver Corvette after it rammed another vehicle in the downtown Los Angeles area about 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Police Department spokesman Lt. Andy Neiman says the man — who was not immediately identified — was pronounced dead at a hospital early Saturday.

The pursuit began about 9:30 p.m. in the working-class suburb of Cudahy, when deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department attempted to pull over the driver for suspected drunken and reckless driving.

The shooting will be investigated.

 

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