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Police Shoot At, Capture Suspect

Published on Sunday, July 14, 2013 | 4:10 am

[UPDATED July 14, 2013 | 6:17 p.m.]  Police chased a man they believed was armed with a handgun into an apartment complex and opened fire at him before arresting him in a Saturday night incident around 9:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of North Garfield Ave.

The suspect, who has not been identified, sustained a non-life threatening injury to his arm believed to have been caused during the suspect’s flight from officers.

“The suspect was injured when he dove through a plate glass bedroom window in his attempt to evade police,” Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez of the Pasadena Police Department said.

Officers were responding to a call of a fight in progress.

Upon officers’ arrival, a pedestrian pointed out a man as being armed with a handgun. When officers attempted to detain the suspect, he fled on foot into an apartment complex, where an officer involved shooting ultimately occurred, a police statement said.

The suspect was taken into custody and Chief Sanchez said officers recovered a firearm.

Pasadena Police Detectives responded to the scene. Since their investigation is ongoing, Chief Sanchez said it is not yet possible to release details about why officers opened fire, how many shots were fired and what those bullets struck.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office was advised of the incident and the police will present their case for filing consideration early this week, Chief Sanchez said.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241.

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