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Suspect surrenders after pursuit, gunfire and standoff in Carson

ShootingsLos Angeles Police Department

A man who allegedly shot at police during a pursuit then barricaded himself in a Carson home surrendered Tuesday morning, police officials said.

Members of a Los Angeles Police Department SWAT team fired gas projectiles into the home Monday night during an hours-long standoff with the convicted felon, who was armed with a gun, authorities said.

The suspect initially refused repeated commands to surrender after he ran into the home in the 21500 block of Grace Avenue following a pursuit and vehicle crash that began about 2:30 p.m in South Los Angeles, according to authorities.

"It looks like they've launched some kind of gas," LAPD Det. Gus Villanueva told The Times. "He's a felon. They are certain he has a firearm."

The man was seen driving erratically near Broadway and 43rd Street by officers who tried to pull him over. But he allegedly refused to stop and drove south on the 110 Freeway.

He ended up in Carson, where he crashed into a home on Grace Avenue, according to the LAPD. The suspect turned and shot at police, who fired back, an LAPD spokeswoman said.

The suspect then ran into an adjacent home, where his girlfriend lived, police said. She came out with an infant, but the suspect remained inside.

He surrendered Tuesday after talking with police negotiators, a department official said. 

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robert.lopez@latimes.com

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