Piper McDaniel is a 2019 intern with the Los Angeles Times’ Metro desk.
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The sheriff’s deputy pursued and apprehended a suspect about 7:50 p.m. at East Avenue S and 47th Street. The suspect resisted arrest, resulting in a fight.
The pursuit started at 6 p.m. in the area of Florence and Van Ness avenues, when LAPD officers pulled over an adult male driving a pickup. The officers ran the license plate and discovered the vehicle was stolen.