Suspect in Las Vegas attempted murder arrested in L.A. after pursuit

A man wanted in an attempted murder in Las Vegas is captured in South L.A. following a car chase.

A man wanted in Las Vegas on suspicion of attempted murder was arrested Monday morning in the South Los Angeles area following a police chase. 

The Los Angeles Police Department said the chase began shortly after 10 a.m. at the intersection of Hauser and Venice boulevards when undercover officers spotted the man driving a black Mercedes-Benz.

During the chase, the Mercedes struck another vehicle, which fled from the scene, authorities said. The Mercedes eventually lost a front right tire as it continued east on Jefferson Boulevard. 

Authorities said the car came to a stop near Crenshaw and Jefferson boulevards. The driver, whose identity was not immediately released, was taken into custody. No injuries were reported.

Police said the man has an arrest warrant from Las Vegas for attempted murder. 

A spokeswoman with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said Monday they had not yet been notified of the arrest.


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