A police chase of an unarmed runaway motorist in LA who failed to stop for driving recklessly ended with the teenager being shot dead live on television.Officers fired more than 90 rounds at 19-year-old Abdul Arian after a pursuit on the freeway.
The dramatic video shows an LAPD police patrol car smashing into Arian's
car as he does a failed U-turn in the road before he flees simulating
pointing a weapon at chasing police.News helicopter footage from CBS Sky 2 shows Arian jumping out of his car, turning and fleeing the scene running backwards.
He then repeatedly spins around in a combat stance just before he was shot on the US 101 Freeway in Woodland Hills, LA.
It has emerged that Arian made a frantic 911 call to police during the pursuit, saying he had a gun, but one wasn't recovered from the scene. Arian was shot dead by an officer as he fled his vehicle just before 10pm last night.
The images of last night's police chase show the aftermath of the scene on
the freeway wreathed with smashed remnants of the suspect’s car and
bullet casings. It comes at a very sensitive time in America following the huge public outcry over Trayvon Martin's shooting.
In a case which has gripped America and generated international headlines, Martin's killer George Zimmerman, who claimed he was acting in self defence, was charged with second degree murder this week after police hunted him for 45 days. He faces the prospect of life in prison.
Lieutenant Andy Neiman said: 'The investigation will determine what happened, what the officer saw, what the witnesses saw. 'Sometimes what you see from a live shot from the air unit may or may not be exactly what people think so until we determine exactly what the witnesses saw, we can't make any comment on that.Asked if the suspect was carrying a gun, Lt. Neiman said: 'That has not been determined at this point.'
The suspect's uncle Hamed Arian told the station: 'He was a nice kid. He was working. He was such a sweet kid, respectful to others. 'He wanted to be a cop and like I said before, during the chase last night, he was calling 911.
'He was afraid of cops. You know, he told me he wants to be a good cop, not a crooked cop.'
His family revealed he was working as a party-planning company as he pursued his dream of becoming a police officer.
Family members told how he graduated Taft High School but officials with the Los Angeles Unified
School District said he left Taft in October 2011. It was unclear if he received his General Education Development (GED) test. CBS reported that no weapon had been recovered from the scene as they reported the story last night.
By: El Tizona
Tags: LAPD shooting, Muslim, Abdul Arian
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States (load item map)
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