The incident began in downtown Los Angeles around 4 p.m., when officials responded “with the phone of a man armed with a gun committing several crimes in area 8 and Broadway,” the LAPD said.
The suspect, who was not named, was holding a gun to the man’s face and pulled over, but did not shoot, police said.
The plaintiff then went down the street and went into business with three family members, including a 14-year-old, inside.
“The plaintiff pointed a gun at the group and shot them.
The young man was taken to a local hospital and is expected to live.
The gunman proceeded slowly down the road, where he tried to steal a woman standing outside his car. When it refused to work, police said, they started arguing with a man on a bicycle, who saw the prosecutor coming inside his seatbelt.
Nearby police stopped LAPD officers who chased the suspect until he ran into the apartment building. At the time, police said they had cleared the area and called for help from K9 and SWAT units.
Using surveillance images from inside the building, police placed the suspect in the hallway. He seemed to be forcing the woman to go with him, they said.
“At that moment, we knew we had been kidnapped,” police said. LAPD staff examining building windows can also see “a prisoner holding a gun to the head of a prisoner.”
Believing that the prosecutor’s actions were “extremely violent” and fearing he would kill the abductee, police said they had sent a SWAT team to the building. The incident ended at the police station – which included shooting, police said.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, when police said they also found a firearm.
The prisoner was taken to a local hospital. Police did not comment on his health.