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L.A. police arrest homicide suspect after pursuit lasting more than an hour

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A homicide suspect is pursued by the LAPD across Los Angeles and Santa Monica
(KABC TV )

A homicide suspect and another man surrendered to Los Angeles police early Wednesday evening after a pursuit lasting more than an hour through the San Fernando Valley and Westside.

Six police cruisers pursued the suspect, believed to be the passenger in a pickup truck, after a surveillance operation in the Tarzana area turned into the high-speed chase early Wednesday evening, said LAPD Officer Tony Im.

Television images captured by helicopters captured the passenger apparently puffing on a bong during the pursuit.

Los Angeles police officials said officers were conducting an undercover surveillance when the suspect and the driver bolted from a location in 19100 block of Delano Street in Tarzana.

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The green pickup sped through Encino before traveling east on the 101 Freeway and traversing a swath of the San Fernando Valley and Westside for more than an hour.

Shortly after 6 p.m. the pickup stopped outside a grocery store in Brentwood, where the driver got out and surrendered. The passenger then got out of the vehicle and also surrendered to officers with guns drawn.

richard.winton@latimes.com

Twitter: @lacrimes

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