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A suspect fatally shot by police on the 101 Freeway Wednesday was unarmed, but had threatened police, the LAPD announced Thursday. The LAPD said the incident started in the area of Plummer Street and Shirley Avenue near the Northridge Fashion Center just before 10 p.m. Wednesday. Officers attempted to stop a man who was driving erratically in a black Ford Crown Victoria. He took off and led them on a seven- minute pursuit. When officers backed off, the suspect began driving more erratically, running red lights and almost striking pedestrians, according to authorities. The pursuit came to an end on the 101 Freeway near Canoga Avenue when the driver appeared to make a U-turn into oncoming traffic. Officers slammed into the driver's side of the suspect vehicle. The driver jumped out the passenger side and pointed his hands at officers several times as he ran across lanes of the freeway. According to police, the suspect exited his vehicle and took what appeared to be an aggressive "shooting stance" several times, extending his arms out, and pointing an unknown object at the officers. This caused the officer at the scene to believe he was armed with a handgun. The LAPD said more than three officers opened fire, killing 19-year-old Abdul Arian. Police recovered a cellphone from the scene. Thursday afternoon the LAPD released a statement stating that Arian was unarmed. He did tell a police dispatcher during a 911 phone call that he had a gun, and threatened officers. "If they pull their guns, I'm gonna have to pull my gun out on them," Arian allegedly said, according to an LAPD transcript. According to the LAPD transcript, Arian also told the 911 dispatcher: "I have a gun," and "I've been arrested before for possession of destructive devices, I'm not afraid of the cops." "Clearly what he was doing during that altercation was assuming a shooting stance, holding some type of object in his hand and pointing it at our officers," said LAPD Commander Andrew Smith "He had the phone with him. He was probably trying to tell LAPD, 'You know I'm on the phone with 911, don't shoot,'" said Hamed Arian, the suspect's uncle. Asked if the officers on the ground were aware Arian was talking to a 911 dispatcher, Smith said: "We're looking into that now to see how much of that information was relayed by the dispatcher to the officers in the field." Family members are in shock over the death. They say the graduate of Taft High School has never been in trouble before, and at one point wanted to be a police officer. But he developed a fear of law enforcement, which they believe played a role in his reluctance to pull over when police started chasing him. "He came out from the gym, and he ran a red light. The police chased him, and while they were chasing him, he was calling 911, saying that, you know, 'The police are chasing me.' He was always afraid of cops," said Hamed Arian. Family members say Abdul Arian did not own a gun, and they are convinced he was not armed when police opened fire. "He was running from the cop when they shot him, and they didn't have to shoot him so many times. They could have used rubber bullets, they could have used Taser," Hamed Arian said. Police shut down the freeway in both directions at White Oak Avenue for 10 hours while they investigated the scene. The California Highway Patrol tried to hold traffic back, but drivers ended up stuck on the freeway for hours within the crime scene, including a driver named Mike Moratti. All lanes of the 101 Freeway in Woodland Hills reopened at 8 a.m. Thursday after being shut down for hours. Dozens of evidence markers were strewn across the freeway, many placed next to shell casings. Northbound lanes reopened around 2:15 a.m., but southbound lanes between Topanga Canyon Boulevard and De Soto Avenue did not reopen until 8 a.m., causing major delays for morning commuters - 12 April 2012.


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  • I'm surprised the title of this didn't read," Unarmed black asian muslim teen shot by white LAPD.

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  • Good kill

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  • The guy was acting erratic and ran some lights, and was supposedly endangering other civies. Gets out of the car, and instead of throwing whatever was in his hand away and getting to his knees, he runs. He runs, but facing forward so the cops assume he has a gun, and have no choice but to take him out with some shots.

    Sad story, but the person had many chances to quit, and end it peacefully.

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  • I don't care if you had a damn banana in your hand, it's dark out and you take that stance? Move for cover and then come out in your Call Of Duty tactical position, you're going to get shot. They're trigger happy, don't give the cops a reason.

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  • stupid is as stupid does.

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  • "Family members say Abdul Arian did not own a gun, and they are convinced he was not armed when police opened fire"

    What they say is much different from reality. He could have had one without you knowing. Him saying that he is armed, so on so forth, gives them good reason to believe he was.

    "He was running from the cop when they shot him, and they didn't have to shoot him so many times."

    He didn't have to run in a vehicle or act aggressive as he did, either. And I saw at More..

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  • Fair... no foul, no penalty.

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  • He hit the ground pretty good,,,that shot took him out,,,,Suicide by cop eh?,,,,Feel for the cop who has to pull the trigger.

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    • @Blackwolfhunting Yeah, but it is kinda of like a firing squad, they all start shooting but they really don't know what they hit. They fired 90 rounds on the 101 freeway(one of the busiest in and around L.A.)

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  • I'm sure his relatives believe the best of him but the facts seem to point to the suicide by cop scenario. It sucks that the suspect ducked in front of the car of an innocent motorist during the confrontation though.

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  • Damn.

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  • depressed and twisted people out there man.

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  • http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ab6_1334363307

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  • Running gun battle? Perhaps if they had zoomed in on him they could have seen he didn't have a gun.

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  • one less goatmonkey to worry about! wooohooo!

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    • @stav napolous

      What's with the avitar?

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    • @sprodge i don't understand the question. what do you mean?

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    • @ImSmarterThanYou do you think i give a fuck?! come on by, i'm ready! i WISH someone would come "visit" me! pleeese come visit me, pleeease!!!!

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  • Just in case nobody could see the GIANT WALL OF:
    A suspect fatally shot by police on the 101 Freeway Wednesday was unarmed, but had threatened police, the LAPD announced Thursday. The LAPD said the incident started in the area of Plummer Street and Shirley Avenue near the Northridge Fashion Center just before 10 p.m. Wednesday. Officers attempted to stop a man who was driving erratically in a black Ford Crown Victoria. He took off and led them on a seven- minute pursuit. When officers backed off More..

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  • ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!?

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    • @MC-Profit
      Hopefully all of the new hummingbird drones will be able to hover feet from the suspects in the future for all the bone crushing and flesh splattering gore in these cases in lifelike Hi-Def. Don't laugh it's gonna happen sooner rather than later.

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    • @RoccoSantoro Same thing with all these GoPro Cameras. We have and will only get more excellent carnage and in HD! =)
      And it's scary to think about but we are becoming an Idiocracy/Minority Report hybrid.

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  • 8 officers fired more than 90 shots at this guy - shooting him dead

    I guess now we understand why he had said before that he was afraid of police

    And aren't you glad you were not anywhere in the area behind this guy when more than 90 bullets go flying at him?

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  • cops r pigs

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    • @etherealspectre

      So someone turns with what appears to be a gun at a distance of 20 to 30 feet and you figure a taser is the right tool for the job? I hope you get a chance to test that theory some day.

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    • @etherealspectre Yeah, I'd pay to see you react in a potential life threatening situation. Let me see, I'll get out my trusty taser gun and incapacitate the suspect that I cannot see, fully taking the chance that he could and would blow a huge fucking hole in you, center mass. Genius you are not.

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    • @Captain Canuck lol... PLEASE do us a favor and test your theory...

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    • @Captain Canuck

      "All the bitchin in the world is not going to put a gun in his hand now Canuck!"

      "But Chief.. I, I ,I thought..... He pointed his finger at me godamit.... It was me or him!"

      "I want your badge and gun on my desk before you leave today you trigger happy douchebag"

      .... No gun

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    • @yorba

      Yeah!

      Shot em up and let God sort em out boys!

      Yiihaawww!

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  • Another consequence of US gun laws. If guns were forbidden police would not felt compelled to shoot.Of course people do not agree with me. People feel more secure with weapons . That is an illusion .Weapons are not bullet proof vests.

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    • @Peter42y your logic makes no sense. gun laws do not keep guns from criminals. that is who the police are concerned with, not law abiding citizens.

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    • @moneyfox Yes but how selective do you think cops are in determining who's who?
      Obviously not nearly enough looking at this vid.

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    • @Peter42y
      Your foolish comment lacks perspective since you are not American. We have this wonderful document called the BILL OF RIGHTS/ CONSTITUTION. You feel secure because only military and police can possess guns, now that is an illusion.

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    • @ANTIREDNECK

      Right. Why would the police suspect a guy of having a gun, who is on the phone telling them he has a gun and turns like he's going to shoot at them? Those bastards making assumption!

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    • @Captain Canuck Yep while he was running in the opposite direction... A real life or death situation for sure
      Those cops just jumped out of their cars blazing away... Typical shoot first ask questions later situation.
      There's no way the use of deadly force was justified, there was no gun you silly man

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  • Reckless driving gives way to one becoming a firing range target? Bad police behavior

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  • Fukin ridiculous. Unarmed man shot to death by gung ho cops... Case closed.

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