maandag, februari 07, 2005

A Los Angeles police officer shot and killed an unarmed 13-year-old auto-theft suspect in South Los Angeles on Sunday morning as the boy was backing the car toward him, authorities said. Los Angeles Police Department officials did not release the names of the suspect or officer involved in the shooting, which occurred shortly before 4 a.m. at West 83rd Street and South Western Avenue. A number of other details about the case were not made public as the LAPD internal affairs unit began its investigation into whether the officer's actions were in line with department policy. Police did say that the officer fired 10 shots into the car. Deputy Chief Michael Berkow said the suspect was not armed.
The boy had refused to pull over when confronted by officers who thought they had come across a drunk driver, police said. That prompted a three-minute chase through South Los Angeles that ended when the boy drove the 1990 Toyota Camry onto a curb, police said.
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