LA freeway pursuit ends in gunfire, suspect killed

April 12, 2012 - 1:35 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wild pursuit has ended in gunfire on a Los Angeles freeway with police shooting and killing the suspect.

Video broadcast on K-CAL TV showed the driver driving erratically on southbound U.S. Route 101 shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday. The driver crossed several lanes, made a left turn heading in the opposite direction and was then rammed by a police vehicle.

The driver jumped out of the car and began running on the freeway pointing something at officers. Shots were fired and the suspect fell to the ground. Los Angeles police Officer Karen Rayner says he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The freeway is expected to remain closed in both directions for several hours while police investigate.