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South L.A. shootout suspect surrenders; chase, shooting captured on live TV

LA County sheriff's deputies exchange gunfire with kidnapping suspect at end of pursuit

L.A. County sheriff's authorities chased an armed kidnapping suspect in a stolen vehicle to a South L.A. neighborhood Friday, where they exchanged gunfire with him.

Authorities were in a standoff for more than an hour with the man, who was covered in blood, before he surrendered to SWAT deputies about 6:50 p.m.

The high-speed chase ended near 43rd Street and Vermont Avenue. The man jumped out of the white SUV and pulled a gun, according to live news TV feeds, and fired at deputies.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that deputies returned fire.

The man was hit at least once by gunfire, said Nicole Nishida, spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Department. No officers or residents were hurt, officials said. 

Authorities evacuated the area.

The suspect, who was wanted on suspicion of kidnapping out of Lakewood, was taken from the scene in an ambulance. 

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UPDATES

8:07 p.m. This story has been updated with the information that the suspect was wanted on suspicion of kidnapping. 

7 p.m.: This story has been updated with the information that the suspect has surrendered. 

6:32 p.m.: This story has been updated with information about the scene. 

6:15 p.m.: This story has been updated with the information that evacuations were going to happen in the area of the shootout. 

5:56 p.m.: This story has been updated with more information about the scene of the shootout. 

This story was originally published at 5:47 p.m.

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